In the 2019 sporting calendar, rugby is the dominant player with its biggest tournament heading to Asia for the very first time. From Friday 20 September to Saturday 2 November, 48 matches will be played in 12 stadiums across Japan as 20 teams compete for the title of Rugby World Champions. The 2019 Rugby World Cup will be the ninth edition of the tournament. With the most wins to date, New Zealand’s All Blacks are gunning for a hat-trick while hosts Japan are simply looking to create a legacy from the tournament... Read More
When you are suffering aches and pains after a hard game or training session, it is probably best to open the fridge rather than the medicine cabinet. Inflaming pain It is not just anti-inflammatory foods that matter – certain foods can cause inflammation and muscle soreness. In order to reach peak fitness and avoid diseases, it’s a good idea to reduce your consumption of complex carbs, fried foods, butter and margarine. Your body will thank you. That’s just swell “Some of the foods that have been associated with an increased... Read More
Here at Canterbury, we happen to think that rugby is the best game there is. That’s why we’ve been studying, playing, working at and even improving the game for more than a century. That’s why we don’t make boots for any other sport. When it comes to our footwear, we concentrate on making the best rugby boots available, and the best rugby boots for your position in the game. We know the game of rugby inside out and from top to bottom, so we know all about the demands of... Read More
Welcome to the Canterbury #RugbyFit Tour.Two amateur teams from England and Ireland will be put through their paces by fitness professionals before going head-to-head in six weeks’ time at Twickenham stadium to see who will be crowned #Rugbyfit Champions 2018 Coached by Ireland’s centre Robbie Henshaw and Englands’ Alex Corbisiero along with two teams of fitness experts the #Rugbyfit Tour 2018 will challenge team RugbyLad and Team RugbyDump with a gruelling 6 week programme to ensure they are ready for the Final match and season ahead. Each week will see... Read More
At points throughout your training regime, you may want to benchmark your fitness to track your progress. This calls for fitness challenges that will push you to the very limit. Here are some workouts to make you feel the burn. The fast shuttle to fitness Shuttle runs are a fast way of attaining fitness through short bursts of sprint running. They help to improve your acceleration and speed, as well as your anaerobic fitness. After placing markers at 10, 20 and 30 metres, you should sprint to the 10m marker... Read More
Rugby motivational speeches are a building block of the game, something that is not surprising since this team sport demands full commitment. Anyone who listened to former Wales international Scott Quinnell’s team talks to unemployed men on School of Hard Knocks, his rugby psychology TV show with Will Greenwood, will know the power of the pep talk. Quinnell emphasised the importance of focus and mental resilience in rugby and life by using passionate and brutally honest words. If your team is to become a band of brothers, then rugby motivational... Read More
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