Rugby Team

Internal Strength Factors of a Rugby Team

The position of each player from the full-back to hooker is important for a team to perform and win in every match. Each player gets to handle the ball for a specific time during the playing time. He has to protect the specific positions like the half-back, apart from clearing the path to the player. Similarly, there are fourteen other players in the team who perform specific tasks. In his blog, let’s see how every position performs his tasks. My article is for those who have absolutely no idea about sports.

Rugby Positions

Left and Right Wing

The players have their tasks cut out. They have to pass the ball to the centers through the half-back players. They can attack or defend, depending on the ball position on the field. They should be agile, alert, and ready to move at a rapid pace until they reach the other side of the field to the goal post.

Played often played in the high school rugby as a left wing player. The most difficult part for me was to receive the pass. In the beginning, I used to drop the ball after receiving, because the impact was so hard on my hands. My coach might have observed it many times. He called me and asked what was wrong with me. I was too scared to speak anything. I guess he might have observed my lean physique and got the answer.

Change in Nutrition and Workout

There was a change in my nutrition right from that day. He changed it to more of fish, meat, and cereals. He added more milk products to my diet plan and made me drink plenty of fluids and water. My workout routines also changed a lot. He asked me to work more on the treadmill and the elliptical trainer, rather than going out for walking and jogging. I could experience the results within a span of four to five months.

Change in Technique

I gained body to a considerable extent. He, however, ensured I don’t grow the fat and become overweight. Then he introduced me to the technique which he called the bull-run. It is holding the ball on the left or right hand and run across the field to the opponent. He would often instruct me to change direction while running. It was almost like leaning to the left or right. He called it dynamic change in technique. He made all my team members practice the same technique in different permutation and combinations. He used only the existing techniques but made use of them intelligently.

Similarly, he had many diet plans and playing techniques for each player in specific positions. I have often compared the diet plans of each player with the other.  Though many of the ingredients remained the same, the making methods and the recipe names were entirely different. I guess that contributed mainly to the improvement in our performance and playing techniques.


In my next postings, I will let you know all the secrets of recipe and workout methods for each player in the specific position. Keep reading and enjoying.

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