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Monday, November 24, 2014

The All Blacks hitting the gym ahead of Wales match in Cardiff

A quick look at the All Blacks in training last week, ahead of their meeting with Wales. It's great to see the hard work that takes place in the lead up to a big match. Note that it appears to only be the Franks brothers doing the heavy lifting, while the others focus on core and bodyweight exercises. MORE »

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Australian Sevens star Pama Fou shows off neat skill at training

Here's a great bit of skill from Sevens star Pama Fou at training with the Australian 7's side. In a one-on-one training exercise, he produces some kind of reverse, wrong-footed grubber to kick the ball ahead, regather and dot it down for the score. Impressive stuff and almost too quick to see it. MORE »

Monday, July 28, 2014

U19 player slots a mammoth 80m+ kick at training

With the wind behind him, Cheetahs Under 19 player Gerrie Labuschagne slotted this unbelievable kick from at least 80m out in Bloemfontein, South Africa recently. Firm under foot and using the wind to his advantage, the youngster appeared to get the distance with ease, much to the delight of his team mates. MORE »

Friday, October 18, 2013

Brian O'Driscoll's incredible skill at training - Lions RAW teaser

It's tradition that after every British & Irish Lions tour a DVD comes out featuring the best of the behind the scenes footage. It's hugely popular every time, and the latest from the 2013 tour, Lions Raw, is released in ten days time. This is a short clip from it. MORE »

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

All Blacks hit the gym in Buenos Aires ahead of Argentina Test

The All Blacks are looking to remain unbeaten when they take on Argentina in Buenos Aires in this weekend's Rugby Championship clash. They underwent some light gym work yesterday, with some of the players spinning, while the Franks brothers in particular went a bit heavier. MORE »

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Speed and Agility with Christian Wade and Tom Varndell - WIN Kukri Hex Rings!

Wasps speedsters Tom Varndell and Christian Wade have teamed up with Kukri to present a series of videos featuring training methods that will help you to develop your speed and agility. Today we bring you the videos as well as a great competition. MORE »

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Tom Croft on the comeback trail after neck injury

England flanker Tom Croft will not be considered for selection for England's autumn internationals despite being close to a return from injury.Croft has been out since April with a neck injury. MORE »

Friday, July 20, 2012

School of Hard Knocks - Behind the scenes training with The Foundry

School of Hard Knocks proved to be extremely popular this year and with so much going on behind the scenes, some of the intense training that took place wasn't actually included in the four episodes. So today we have some exclusive unseen footage for you, courtesy of one of London's premier training companies, The Foundry. MORE »

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Quade Cooper returns after seven months off through injury

Quade Cooper made his long-awaited return to rugby on the weekend after being out of the game since injuring his knee seven months ago in the Rugby World Cup match against Wales. He spoke to Fox Sports about coming back, rehabilitation, and Richie. MORE »

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Brad Thorn - Building Blocks - Parts 1 & 2

This weekend Brad Thorn lines up for New Zealand against a country he used to call home, Australia. The 36 year old will retire from the All Blacks after the World Cup, heading straight to Japan. Today we've got a fantastic personal insight into the training regime of a guy who has had to work harder than most to get to where he is today. MORE »

Friday, November 12, 2010

Referee fitness in the modern game, with Craig Joubert

England host the Wallabies at Twickenham tomorrow with man in the middle Craig Joubert taking charge of proceedings. While the scrum will be a big focus, its Jouberts general fitness around the park that might determine what kind of decisions he makes. MORE »

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Life as a Pro - Behind the scenes with four professional rugby players

This is something a little different as the IRBs Total Rugby show have made this mini documentary feature that examines life as a professional rugby player, through the eyes of four guys from different parts of the world. MORE »

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Midweek Madness - The All Blacks show their skills in new advert

Sky NZs Rugby Channel have come up with a new advert that is sure to get plenty of attention. It features All Blacks Cory Jane, Piri Weepu, and Rene Ranger at training pulling off incredible passes, kicks, and no look catches. But how original is it? MORE »

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Dan Lydiate comeback after breaking his neck

Two years after suffering a career-threatening injury, Newport-Gwent Dragons flanker Dan Lydiate made a remarkable comeback. This is the story of how he not only made it back into professional rugby, but earned his first cap for his country. MORE »

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Modern Rugby Player - Pre-season training at Gloucester

Life as a professional rugby player is far more demanding than doing a bit of running at training, and turning up on matchday, then having some beers afterwards. Gone are the days of players getting by on talent alone. It's now a full time job, and one that requires a lot of hard work. MORE »

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