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Benefits of Touch Rugby for Rugby 15’s and 7’s

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Rugby 15’s and 7’s sides frequently overlook one very beneficial training drill in their sessions: touch rugby. (more…)

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5 Laws of the Game Every Rookie Needs to Know

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Being a rookie rugby player is part of becoming a veteran and one step of the game we all experience. As such we all know it can be difficult, especially learning all the rules and how to apply them to the game and World Rugby Shop examines the 5 Laws of the Game all rookies need to know. (more…)

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Jonny Wilkinson kicks the winning drop kick at the 2003 Rugby World Cup

The Training Pitch is Where Players Develop Mental Toughness

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By Kimber Rozier CSCS, Pn1 – What is mental toughness? Try and define it, and you’ll probably come up with something along the lines of the ability to execute when facing obstacles or a resolve of steel when faced with high pressure situations. (more…)

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World Rugby Shop’s Guide To The Pro12

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The domestic leagues in northern Europe can be tough to understand with the season running from the fall to spring and the Guinness Pro12 is the most confusing its unique cross-border format.  But never fear – World Rugby Shop is here to explain all! (more…)

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Everything You Want To Know About Defensive Rugby (But Were Afraid To Ask)

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Rugby is a game brimming with jargon, and if you’re a newbie, watching or playing it can feel like you’re back in the first day of a high-school language class at times, such is the volume of unique terminology bandied about the place. (more…)

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Rugby Shorts Buyer’s Guide

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Shorts are a necessary piece of equipment for every rugby player but not just any pair of shorts will stand up to the rigors of the game. Rugby shorts are designed and constructed to be as tough as the game and World Rugby Shop takes a look at what you need to consider when buying rugby shorts. (more…)

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Rugby Kicking Tee Buyer’s Guide

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Rugby kicking tees are a specialty piece of equipment but a necessary one that is a huge factor in whether a kicker can successful convert the post try conversion. World Rugby Shop takes a look at the differences between kicking tees to help you find the perfect one for your game. (more…)

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Everything You Want To Know About Attacking Rugby (But Were Afraid To Ask)

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A few weeks ago we gave you everything you wanted to know about rugby (but were afraid to ask) but apparently, you guys wanted to know even more! So, without further ado, we’re going to demystify some of the more confusing terms you’ll hear when a team is attacking with the ball… read on and be enlightened! (more…)

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Law Discussion: New Rugby Test Laws for 2017

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World Rugby, the international governing body for rugby, is once again tweaking the laws of the game. The goal is always, of course, to ‘improve’ the game and we take a look at the amendments that will be implemented this year. (more…)

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World Rugby Shop's Kimber Rozier and teammate Deven Owsiany of the USA during the IRB Women's Rugby World Cup 2014 5th/6th Place Playoff match

Negative Impacts of World Rugby’s New Tackle Laws

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World Rugby implemented new ‘tackle laws’ (in reality they are not new laws but new instructions on how to enforce the laws) regarding tackling earlier this year. The changes focus on ‘reckless tackles’ and ‘accidental tackles’ and while the intentions are good the rules will have negative impacts on the game. (more…)

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How to Care for Your 2017 British and Irish Lions Jersey

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World Rugby Shop regularly gets questions about the best way to care for official rugby jerseys and we turned to Canterbury’s Senior Designer Gareth Woosey to explain the best way to care for your British & Irish Lions. (more…)

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Rugby Training with a Speed Ladder

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By Kimber Rozier CSCS, Pn1 – The New Zealand All Blacks are the most dominant team in the game and they regularly pull out their team speed ladder (or do reps on the marked off floor) to improve their speed, footwork, and timing and your club should too. (more…)

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Agility Pole Training For Rugby Players

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By Kimber Rozier CSCS, Pn1 – Rugby is a multi-faceted game of skill, speed, strength, power and agility. It doesn’t matter if you have the speed to out run the other players if you can’t move laterally to break into space. (more…)

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3 Drills to Improve Speed Using Hurdles

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By Kimber Rozier CSCS, Pn1 – Rugby clubs are focusing more and more on a complete training program and one piece of equipment overlooked as recently as 5 years ago but is common today is the training hurdle. (more…)

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Benefits of Speed Resistor Training for Rugby Clubs

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By Kimber Rozier CSCS, Pn1 – Running is a skill that is frequently overlooked by rugby players. It is a skill, just like passing or tackling, that requires practice and a speed resistor (or harness system) can improve horizontal force production, linear acceleration, and stride mechanics through all phases of a sprint cycle to make any player a better runner and more complete rugby player. (more…)

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Nutrition Guidelines to Help Rugby Players Return to the Field After an Injury

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By Kimber Rozier CSCS, Pn1 – For all we do to prevent injury, it’s an unfortunate part of rugby. Sometimes it just happens – you land wrong and something snaps. I’ve torn ligaments, strained muscles, had staples in my head (more than once) and broken bones. And it’s heartbreaking. (more…)

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9 Pieces of Equipment Rugby Players Need in their Bag

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By Kimber Rozier CSCS, Pn1 – Rugby does not require much equipment.  The sport draws out the best of us in that way – it’s just you, your fitness, your skills, your speed and power against the other guy. (more…)

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9 Essential Pieces of Rugby Equipment for Clubs

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By Kimber Rozier CSCS, Pn1 – Rugby is one of those cool sports where very little equipment is involved in the actual game. It’s just you, the ball, a mouthguard and possibly a scrum cap staring down your opponent. (more…)

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9 Good Habits to Help Prepare for Rugby Game Day

9 Good Habits to Help Prepare for Rugby Game Day

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By Kimber Rozier, CSCS, Pn1 – Saturday is a rugby day. We love that. It’s your time to shine and show what you’re made of. Of course, you spend the six days prior training with your team, smoothing out the kinks, and dreaming of diving over the try line. You’re well-prepared rugby-wise, so what can you do in the hours leading up to and hours following the match to make sure it all comes together? (more…)

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Rugby Ball Buyer’s Guide

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The rugby ball is the most important piece of equipment in the game of rugby.  It is the focus of every kick, scrummage, ruck, and try but not all rugby balls are created equal. World Rugby Shop examines the finer points of rugby ball design to help you understand how to pick the right ball for the right occasion. Watch the video below or read on to become a Rugby ball expert! (more…)

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