July 6th, 2013 -- Posted in Uncategorized |
To compete at the top level of rugby takes incredible talent combined with a toughness that few other sports require. In this fiercely competitive sport a few names stand out.
Dan Carter of Christchurch and the New Zealand All Blacks is the highest points scorer in Test Match Rugby. He is thought of as one of the best ever fly-halves and was IRB player of the year in 2005 and 2012. With the All Blacks he has won six Tri Nations Championships and the 2011 Rugby World Read the rest of this entry »
May 11th, 2013 -- Posted in Uncategorized |
Junior rugby tours can help you to improve your game so that you are more successful at what you do. One thing that a lot of people wonder is if touring with a rugby team is really right for them. The truth is that this type of tour can help in a variety of different ways when it comes to socializing and improving your skills at rugby. There are a few different ways that you Read the rest of this entry »
May 7th, 2013 -- Posted in Uncategorized |
Rugby is one of the most difficult sports on the body. For players who are going to be at their best, stretching is an absolute necessity. There are many benefits associated with stretching if you want to be the best rugby player around. The biggest benefit is that you will have a much smaller chance of injury. Rugby is already very difficult on the muscles, as players are required to get into positions that they normally would not. Without stretching, this can become a major problem. With appropriate stretching, players can avoid simple injuries Read the rest of this entry »
May 3rd, 2013 -- Posted in Uncategorized |
Rugby is definitely a fast paced sport. You do need to be light on your toes in order to move across the rugby field at full speed in any direction at a moment’s notice. This leads some to assume weightlifting is a bad idea for rugby players. Weightlifting to pack on an enormous amount of mass might be a poor idea. However, quality strength training designed to enhance functional muscle performance would certainly be worth investing time in.
The top exercises to help with this goal would be leg extensions, squats, military presses (front Read the rest of this entry »
April 30th, 2013 -- Posted in Uncategorized |
Injuries are common in rugby. Players who never get hurt while playing the contact sport are the exception to the rule. This guide highlights the most common injuries among rugby players and outlines ways to treat them.
The Most Common Rugby Injuries
1. Fracture of the collarbone or finger bones
2. Dislocation of the thumbs
3. Ankle or shoulder joint sprains
4. A pulled or strained hamstring or other muscle
5. Concussions, facial abrasions and other head injuries
Treating These Common Read the rest of this entry »
April 26th, 2013 -- Posted in Uncategorized |
Rugby is one of the most popular sports in the world. Millions of people flock to their local rugby stadium to watch teams compete in exciting matches on a daily basis. Because Rugby is so popular on an international level, countries have poured billions of dollars into the construction of quality rugby stadiums with large capacities. If you’re a fan of rugby, click here, check out the following top three largest rugby stadiums in the world: FNB Stadium FNB Stadium is located in Johannesburg, South Africa. Its current seating capacity is 94,700. Because of the stadium’s unique shape, its nickname is “The Calabash”.Additional information can be found at http://www.australiantimes.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/aussies-set-to-star-in-heineken-cup-semi-final-at-twickenham.htm. FNB Stadium was home to the 2010 World Cup between Spain and the Netherlands. The FIFA offices and the South African Football Association headquarters are both located within the vicinity of this stadium. ANZ Stadium Also known as Stadium Australia, ANZ Stadium is located in Syndey, Australia. Built in 1999 for the 2000 Summer Olympics, its current seating capacity is 83,500. ANZ was home to the 2003 Rugby World Cup Championships. Throughout the year, it hosts a variety of rugby and soccer matches when each team competes in home matches. Twickenham Stadium Twickenham Stadium is located in London, England. Its current capacity is 82,000 and is currently the home of the Rugby Football Union. Twickenham Stadium was originally constructed in 1907 but has since gone through large-scale updates and renovations.