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Teamwork: Tricks Of The Trade For Coaches (Part 1)

2018-01-14T19:33:32+00:00 By |

Building a winning team isn’t an easy feat for a coach of any calibre. It’s even more challenging when you have a group of new, young, energetic children who are excited about the sport, but have very little experience in working together as a team. Young players are motivated and positive about rugby at the start of a new season

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Peanut-apple Crunch Balls

2017-12-08T21:08:18+00:00 By |

This is the perfect festive recipe that will satisfy those sweet cravings without ruining your healthy diet. It is packed with healthy ingredients like protein-packed peanuts and delicious dried apples, and is topped with decadent sweetness to treat the taste buds these holidays. Ingredients:   45g chunky peanut butter 32g vegetable oil 1 cup Rice Crispies 1 cup bran flakes

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How to entertain rugby-mad kids during the school holidays?

2017-12-08T21:06:07+00:00 By |

The school holidays are often a parent’s nightmare - six weeks of no school and no idea how to entertain those busy bodies. Instead of driving him around all holiday, invite his friends over and keep their rugby interests satisfied with some self-entertaining games. We look at a few ways they can keep their fitness levels up while at the

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Healthy Back-To-School Lunches

2017-12-08T21:01:48+00:00 By |

BACK-TO-SCHOOL BACKPACKS A healthy energy-packed lunch can be a parent’s biggest back-to-school battle. There’s no doubt it is a challenge, but we have some tips to ensure you get it right this year! We look at what to pack in your son’s back-to-school bag to make sure he is on the right track for a successful year at school; academically

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Professional Rugby Training These December Holidays

2017-11-27T12:59:46+00:00 By |

School players get few opportunities to improve their rugby game outside of their school environment. Ensuring that you reach your rugby goals is a two-fold process – learning from as many sources as possible and making plenty of time for practice. During the school year, there is no time to seek external opportunities but in the school holidays players and

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Resistance Training To Pump Up Your Home Workout

2017-11-25T22:16:37+00:00 By |

Who says training has to stop when the season ends or during the holidays? We show you that you don’t need a gym, to keep working all your muscle groups and stay in shape, in the comfort of your home.   Resistance training is great for targeting a number of muscle groups, functional strength and flexibility and injury prevention. What

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Benefits Of Music In Your Training Session

2017-11-25T22:13:04+00:00 By |

Music is a universal language and, with over 1 000 genres of music in the world, there is definitely something for everyone. During a person’s teenage years, music is a powerful way to express identity, but it has also been proven to enhance academic experiences, personal development, and sporting abilities. Recent research shows that teens who incorporate music into their

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Rugby: A Development Tool For Primary School Boys

2017-10-22T19:15:56+00:00 By |

We frequently meet parents who allow their children to avoid sport because “my child is just not into sport” or “he is just not a team player”. While there is nothing wrong with these statements, there’s more to playing sport than just making a team, in fact their long-term health relies on participating in organized sport from a young age.

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Eggcellent Nutrition For Young Sportsmen

2017-10-12T15:46:53+00:00 By |

It’s National Nutrition Week and we take a look at a delicious protein-packed ingredient that can be incorporated into almost every recipe; eggs – an athlete’s best friend when it comes to a protein-rich addition to your meal.  This natural, nutritious, and conveniently packaged  food even has its own special day commemorating its value - World Egg Day on 13

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RUGBY TECHNOLOGY: THE MOBILE VIRTUAL PLAYER

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

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