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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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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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An injured Shannon Frizell of Tasman looks on following the round two Mitre 10 Cup match between Canterbury and Tasman at AMI Stadium on August 28, 2016 (Getty)

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. (more…)

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Rugby Boot (Cleat) Buying Guide

Rugby Boot Buyer’s Guide

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World Rugby Shop’s Definitive Guide To Help You Find Your Perfect Boot (more…)

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The Nutrition to Perform on Rugby Game Day

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By: Kimber Rozier, CSCS, Pn1 – Think of all that goes into preparation for a successful rugby season- contact work, tactical decision making, kicking, gym sessions, passing, conditioning, timing of support, scrummaging… the list goes on. You wouldn’t dare take the field in a championship game without the necessary preparation. Because you’re a champion, and champions do extra. (more…)

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Conditioning Guidelines for Sevens Rugby

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Kimber Rozier, CSCS – Ah, the game of sevens. Since the advent of rugby sevens in the Olympics, athletes have turned their sights towards specializing in a sport previously reserved for the 15s offseason (Photo courtesy @usarugby photographer – Chad Wise). (more…)

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Conditioning Guidelines for 15s Rugby

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Kimber Rozier, CSCS – Often times as players, we dread the words ‘get on the line.’ Your coach has just run you through drill after drill and you know what comes next isn’t going to be fun. But it’s no secret that in order to play rugby, you have to be fit. (more…)

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SISU™ Mouthguard Player Review

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The SISU™ Mouthguard is one of the newest products at World Rugby Shop and it makes some bold claims for being one of (if not) the best mouthguards on the market saying it ‘outperforms the competition.’  We thought we would have one of the rugby players in the office give it a test run and review it to give our customers an idea on how it performs. (more…)

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Rugby Scrum Sleds

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An old rugby wives’ tale claimed that ‘good scrummaging players are born not made’ but this is far from the truth today.  The art of scrummaging is a skill, like any other, that must be constantly practiced and rugby scrum sleds have made this possible without taking a toll on players. (more…)

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How To Customize Your Team Rugby Ball

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A rugby team kit is one factor in what gives a team their identity.  The team badge is proudly worn over the heart and an iconic jersey whether it is a cool solid color look, hooped jersey, etc makes your team stand out from across the pitch, even at the biggest tournaments. (more…)

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How to Select the Right Rugby Boot

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Rugby is an open and free-flowing game but that requires different skill sets and different styles of rugby cleats for the various players.  One size, or style, definitely does not fit all in the game of rugby but there is an answer for all of your needs. (more…)

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