Fiji win Pacific Nations Cup to book RWC


Training Mistakes: Weight On The Bar


Jacques Burger coaches in Kenya


All Blacks victorious in 1st Lions Test


Ardie Savea massive hit vs Brumbies


Residency laws changed by 2020


Pierre Aguillon sees red for bad tackle


Controversies: ABs vs Lions 2nd Test!


England get win over innovative Italy

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Fascinating insight to technology's role in modern rugby

Modern-day rugby is a lot more than just 30 players on a pitch knocking ten bells out of each other and scoring tries. Technology now plays an increasingly large role in the preparation and recovery of teams.

This brilliant video from the Ricoh Rugby Change Series focuses on the use of technology in analysing the performances of several Aviva Premiership sides. Various parametres are monitored, from player welfare and condtioning, to match-day tactics.

Heart monitors and GPS devices are perhaps the most common technologies used among teams. Players' work rate and attrition are carefully studied to determine what sort of diet they need going forward, as well as letting the coaching staff know how intensive their training regime should be if they are carrying any injury.

Drone cameras add to the analysis of training-ground moves during the week, giving both attack and defence coaches a perfect understanding of what works and what doesn't.

While the insight this sort of technology gives is fascinating, leading coaches and players maintain that instict should still be encouraged on the field of play. Teams must use the gizmos on offer productively and not become dependent on them.

Don't miss out on rugby's biggest stories and most
popular videos with the new Rugbydump Daily

Posted by Stephen Brunsdon at 10:35 pm | View Comments (4)

Posted in See it to Believe it

No Comments

Viewing {[{ comments.length }]} Comments Refresh

Loading...

{[{c.num_likes}]}b· Reply · Report

Register or Login to share your thoughts as a comment

Register or Login to share your thoughts as a comment