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Doping in Rugby
When Nicola Sapstead, the chief executive of UK Anti-Doping was asked at a hearing last September which sports she considered the most at risk of doping, her answer was not athletics as many would have expected, but Rugby Union. A look at the UKAD's sanction list reveals that out of...
Fitness Tests for Rugby
Physical fitness varies from sport to sport. For example, being fit for Rugby means developing the components of strength, power and speed, whereas marathon runners require a highly developed level of aerobic fitness. If you want to develop your fitness as a rugby player, you should be thinking about 5...
Concussion in Rugby
A major study of rugby union players in 2012 conducted at the Auckland University of Technology, found there was a potential link between frequent concussion and brain function. The research, funded by World Rugby over a period of 29 months, studied a mixture of 485 amateur and professional rugby players...