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2017-09-23T13:06:17+00:00 By |

We love to keep up with the technological trends and developments in the game. Our new favourite toy emerging in the market is the mobile virtual player (MVP)! Type this into your YouTube search bar and you will find a number of videos where players are incorporating this into their training. What is it? It is the first upright mobile



2017-09-23T13:04:16+00:00 By |

The beauty of rugby is that the game depends on a group effort – right from the coaching team, the players and the assistant specialists – all are needed to make a unit successful. However, not every school has the capacity to fill all these positions necessary to perform at their best every season – and understandably so. At The


Treatment Of Sprains For Sporting Success

2017-09-11T22:13:09+00:00 By |

Strains, sprains and general aches and pains are a part of every sport; however, when left untreated and ignored, more severe injuries may form. It is important that, from a young age, sportsmen are familiar with the correct methods of healing for a good sports season.   We are lucky enough to have former Sharks and Lions physiotherapist, Ruan Fourie,


World Rugby Records – How many do you know?

2017-09-03T20:36:27+00:00 By |

Most people can recall one or two memorable record moments in the game – usually records that their national team has set. This Heritage Month, we look at the heritage of South African rugby -  those who set national and international records in the game. Many of our national record holders prove that size and strength are not everything, and


Top 10 World Rugby Logos Defined

2017-08-18T14:47:00+00:00 By |

Ever wondered how some of the world’s best rugby teams come up with their logos? We take a look at World Rugby’s top 10 international rugby teams and the meanings behind their unique logos. Not all of them are the national emblems; some have some unique stories to tell that inspire, unite and mobilise rugby fans to stadiums in support


Teen Insomnia: Be Smart With Phone Habits

2017-08-08T15:58:36+00:00 By |

Nowadays, it is rare to find a teenager that isn’t constantly glued to their smartphone. But with the continuous rise in technological advances, lots specifically targeting them, can we really blame them for being so addicted?   We all know that too much time spent in front of devices is a bad thing; affecting social skills, healthy activity and concentration,


Turning Your Passion For The Game Into Good

2017-08-08T15:53:15+00:00 By |

Do you have a love for rugby but don’t play anymore? Sometimes even the most die-hard rugby fans miss being a part of the action at times and being a spectator just doesn’t quite fill the void. While you could join a social club and play your heart out, sometimes our bodies are just not quite what they used to


Fast Food Cheats & Rugby Performance

2017-07-19T18:36:23+00:00 By |

There are thousands of articles about the effects of junk food on general health; however, these facts are often not enough to filter out the occasional temptation to order that burger that will arrive immediately and is devoured in minutes. Within 10 minutes, it is easy to forget that this even happened; however, don’t be surprised when you don’t feel


Get Rugby Savvy With These Great Apps

2017-07-12T20:29:03+00:00 By |

In keeping up with the times, the game of rugby is progressing with technology to provide fans with even more insight into their favourite teams. Today, the best way to stay informed, track your progress and make sure you catch every game is on your phone. There are many useful apps that rugby-mad players, coaches and fans can use –


Tips To Beat Winter Blues

2017-07-03T11:01:00+00:00 By |

You either are a winter person or you aren’t – some feel more upbeat about life when it’s cold but others feel like crawling into a ball and hiding. If you are one of those people who don’t function well in winter, we have some tips to ensure you are feeling up to exercise and sport. Mind-set changes are not