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Layering Basics for Rugby Training and Matches

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The rugby season runs from fall to spring in most parts of the United States. The cooler temperatures are nice but with them come inclement weather (cold, rain, and snow) to hamper training sessions and match days. World Rugby Shop examines some basic layering basics to help you stay warm and dry regardless of the outside conditions. (more…)

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Planning for Cold Weather Rugby Training/Matches

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Rugby does not take a break just because it is cold outside but it does add another challenge for the players willing to brave the cold. World Rugby Shop’s Kimber Rozier takes a look at the steps you should take to be ready for when the temperature drops. (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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Training with a Rugby Rebounder Ball

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A well-played pass can break down a defense and create try scoring opportunities so fine tuning passing skills is critical although it can be repetitive. One odd looking but very effective piece of equipment to help improve your passing skills is the rugby rebounder and best of all it doesn’t require a teammate to train with you. (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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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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NFL’s Roethlisberger Picking Up A Rugby Ball

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The Pittsburgh Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger is picking up a rugby ball but the 34-year-old has no intention of leaving the NFL just yet.  The 6’5” quarterback uses the rugby ball to work on his control which helps when he switches to a NFL football. (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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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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PRO Rugby Announce World Rugby Shop as Official Ball Partner

PRO Rugby Announce World Rugby Shop as Official Ball Partner

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PRO Rugby is preparing for their inaugural season which kicks off on April 17 and today announced World Rugby Shop as the official match and training ball partner. (more…)

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New Zealand All Blacks Captain’s Signed Ball

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The New Zealand All Blacks are the yardstick by which every other team is measured.  From the pre-game haka to the all black jerseys to the unprecedented 3 Rugby World Cup titles, this team has it all.  (more…)

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Limited Edition Oktoberfest Rugby Ball

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Oktoberfest officially wrapped up the first weekend of October but you can still celebrate the world’s largest ‘Volksfest’ (beer festival) in rugby style with the Oktoberfest Supporter Rugby Ball. (more…)

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Limited Edition 2015 Rugby World Cup Match Ball

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The 2015 Rugby World Cup starts today in England and runs through the final on October 31.  The tournament will be the focus of rugby fans all over the world and the distinctive match ball will be the center of attention. (more…)

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Celebrate Shark Week

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Summer makes swimmers imagine what is lurking below in the dark waters of the ocean and nothing brings that to life more than Shark Week.  And beach rugby players are shouting in unison, ‘Shark! Shark!’ but the shark spotted has made its way onto the beach. (more…)

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Rugby Ladder Training

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Old boys will no doubt remember lugging car tires out to work on their foot speed, coordination, agility, and balance but times have changed.  Not as much in the drills but the equipment used to achieve the goals and the training ladder is today’s version of an old set of ties. (more…)

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