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The Secret To Recovery

2018-07-11T13:56:53+00:00 By |

Did you know that recovery time is just as, if not more, important than training? We share the purpose and importance of recovery as well as some ideas for getting the most out of your recovery time.   RECOVERY TIME The purpose of recovery is to allow your body to recuperate its energy store and build your muscles back up

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INSPIRATION FROM OUR TEAM OF RUGBY LEGENDS

2018-06-19T15:27:22+00:00 By |

Coaches play a powerful role in inspiring and motivating their team, while at the same time moulding each individual player to become the best they can. Our team of international and local coaches have a passion to do just that. We share some of the top inspirational quotes from a few of our legendary coaches. If you need some inspiration,

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RUGBY SAFETY THE BOKSMART WAY

2018-06-05T13:56:38+00:00 By |

Rugby is often stereotyped as a “dangerous” sport, but when played correctly, with the right techniques and safety tips in mind, you can play without fear of injury. We share the BokSmart approach to safe rugby in SA. WHAT IS BOKSMART? The BokSmart National Rugby Safety Programme is the national organisation that addresses rugby safety in South Africa. It functions

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RUGBY LEGENDS ONLINE

2018-05-27T14:07:11+00:00 By |

Our team of coaches is made up of some of SA’s rugby legends – not only are they record-breaking and history-making, they are also ripping it up with fans and followers on social media. We look into the top five legends of SA rugby and their twitter profiles.   John Smit Position: Springbok Hooker and prop, 2000 - 2011, he also

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KICK OFF THE COLDS

2018-05-18T20:44:37+00:00 By |

Winter is our favourite time of year simply because it means game season is in full swing! However, with winter comes the dreaded threat of colds and flu. We have some tips and tricks to boost immunity and to ensure colds and flu don’t score any tries this season!   PUMP THAT VITAMIN C Vitamin C is a fantastic immune

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A TRUE SPORTSMAN IS MENTALLY TOUGH

2018-05-13T15:03:34+00:00 By |

Players often think success on the rugby field comes down to pure physical talent and the hours spent honing these talents with hours of practicing. Although important and crucial factors, a positive and strong mind is also vital for success. We look into mental toughness and the role it plays in achieving your rugby potential.   MENTAL TOUGHNESS Part of

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THE TRUTH ABOUT SPORTS DRINKS

2018-05-05T17:00:00+00:00 By |

Hydration is key to performance before, during and after training, and even more so when it comes to game time. Sports drinks have become a go-to source of ‘hydration with a kick’, for boosting energy. We share what you need to know about these energy drinks, what to avoid and how to make your own healthy DIY sports drinks.  

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DO ATHLETES AND ALCOHOL MIX WELL?

2018-04-18T14:59:14+00:00 By |

With alcohol consumption reducing muscle recovery, sapping energy and causing dehydration amongst a host of other side effects, it’s no wonder coaches and captains alike will encourage their teams to avoid indulging in alcohol. We share the impact alcohol has on your rugby performance.   DON’T SABOTAGE YOUR POTENTAL Muscle recovery– alcohol inhibits hormones which are involved in muscle recovery,

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PREPARATION TIPS FOR GAME-DAY SUCCESS

2018-04-18T14:25:51+00:00 By |

As we head into peak rugby season, we share some pre-game tips for you and your team to make sure you are well-prepared. The right choices can make all the difference.   The day before 24 hours before the game avoid diuretics such as coffee and alcohol as well as salt, since these may lead to dehydration. Instead prepare your

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THIS JUNE IT’S TIME TO UP YOUR GAME!

2018-04-08T22:13:29+00:00 By |

At the Investec International Rugby Academy, we understand that rugby is a multi-faceted team sport which requires every team-member and coach to be at the top of their game. That’s why we are offering players and coaches courses from 25 June to 29 June, aimed at giving players and coaches alike an opportunity to improve their skills and knowledge, regardless

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