The perfect rugby player

The face of rugby has changed. The overweight props of the first World Cup in 1987 have been replaced by much leaner, more muscular players. What now makes perfect rugby player?

Training tips for rugby players

Personal trainer Dave Giloi trains the members of the False Bay Rugby Club.He offers some training tips for rugby players.

Swim yourself slim

Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise. We spoke to Virgin Active's swim coach Anton Louw to get an easy to follow programme to get you fit and trim in the pool.

Rugby neck injuries

If a rugby player suffers a serious injury in this category, death or permanent disability may be the result.

Rugby groin injuries

Groin injuries are not only one of the main causes of missed games, but many players with chronic groin pain have their performances severely affected by the condition.

Rugby head injuries

One in four rugby injuries are to the head. There are two types of head injury, namely external and internal.

Rugby shoulder injuries

One of the common injuries during a rugby match is the shoulder where up to 15-20% of all rugby injuries involve this part of the body.

Rugby chest injuries

Injuries to the chest are not common. Only 0 - 5% of all injuries sustained on the field are chest injuries.

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