The First Step In Sprinting – Rugby Fitness Training

Take a look at this video which is a small segment of the sprint training module in the Fitness Victory Formula. Sprint speed is as much about technique as it is about physical conditioning. To have quicker athletes they need to be stronger and fitter but the biggest...

Plyometric Exercises To Do – Rugby Fitness Training

The following exercises are simple to do and could be done before rugby training if warmed up, during a weights session or after practice However you do them if you consistently add jumps into your plan then you will begin to make improvements in your speed. If you...

The Speed Formula

Your speed on a rugby field is based upon a combination of factors. These involve strength, running technique as well fatigue factors. The following equation will determine your speed – Your speed on a rugby field is based upon a combination of factors. These...

Nic Gill Interview – All Blacks Fitness Coach – Part 2

In part 1 of my interview with All Black’s conditioning coach Nic Gill we saw what life is like inside the All Blacks camp as well as what the requirements of top level rugby. In this part Nic gives his views on the fastest, strongest and fittest all blacks...

Nic Gill Interview – All Blacks Fitness Coach

Just before the Rugby World Cup Final last year I went to the All Blacks Team Hotel to interview their strength and conditioning coach Nic Gill. Nic has been the New Zealand fitness coach for the last 8 years. The interview gives a fascinating insight into what life...

Sprinting Speed – The1st Step – Rugby Fitness Training

Take a look at this video which is a small segment of the sprint training module in the Fitness Victory Formula. Sprint speed is as much about technique as it is about physical conditioning. To have quicker athletes they need to be stronger and fitter but the biggest...

Why Japan Beat South Africa – Rugby Fitness Training

A few years ago I wrote an article on why the biggest upset in Rugby history (involving top countries) was when Samoa beat Australia who were 8 places higher in the world rankings. In the 2015 Rugby World Cup Japan set a new record being ranked 11 places below South...

Base Plyometrics – Rugby Fitness Training Plyometrics

This video is of a base plyometric exercise demonstrated by me and then with examples of how it looks when rugby players perform it in training. The video is of a super simple and low intensity plyometric exercise yet as you can see none of the players are even close...

The 11 Types of Tackle – Part 1 – Rugby Fitness Training

I wrote last week about the different types of tackler within your team. My personal belief is the reason most people are scared of tackling is because they have never been taught to do it correctly. This has been hampered further by thinking that there are just 3...