FITNESS TESTING

BENCHMARKING TESTS: TAKING FITNESS TO THE LIMIT

At points throughout your training regime, you may want to benchmark your fitness results in the minimal time. This calls for certain fitness challenges that will push you to the…

WANT TO FUEL YOUR PERFORMANCE LIKE A BRITISH & IRISH LION?

  The British & Irish Lions Nutritionist from the 2013 and 2017 tours will show you how to get your rugby nutrition right.

Test PEP TALKS

FAMOUS INSPIRATIONAL & MOTIVATIONAL SPEECHES FROM RUGBY GREATS

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…

UPPER BODY

PHYSICAL STRENGTH BUILDING – UPPER BODY

The big hit is a big thing in rugby – think of the unforgettable impact (literally) that the legendary Jonah Lomu made on the 1995 Rugby World Cup. So you…

AFTER DARK INTERVIEW WITH COREY REID

Why does Corey Reid play rugby? Who inspires him? Where does he see his rugby future? Watch here to find out.  

RUGBY FIT

A WORKOUT DESIGNED FOR THE DEMANDS OF RUGBY UNION

To play rugby nowadays requires a mindboggling range of skillsets. You have to be super-fit, agile yet strong, rapid yet muscular – and the key to attaining this level of…

#RUGBYFIT EXPERIMENT – TEAM RUGBY DUMP

Welcome to the Canterbury #RugbyFit Experiment. 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. Team…

#RUGBYFIT EXPERIMENT – TEAM RUGBYLAD

Welcome to the Canterbury #RugbyFit Experiment. 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. Team…

WHEELBARROW WARM-UP – SKILLS & DRILLS WITH IRISH RUGBY

Try this warm-up drill as demonstrated by Andrew Conway, Kieran Marmion and Dan Leavy. Ready. Set. GO!  

BECOME A COACH

HOW TO BECOME A RUGBY COACH: PASSING ON YOUR PASSION FOR RUGBY

The position of rugby coach is incredibly important to the health of the game, with many professional players ever thankful for that one person who mentored them at the very…

KALLUM WATKINS TALKS RLWC2017 PREPARATION – PART 2

Part 2 of our Exclusive interview with Kallum Watkins ahead of the RLWC2017  

SKILLS & DRILLS WITH GEOFF PARLING – SCRUMMAGING BODY POSITION

Check out Geoff Parling’s tips for improving your strength in the scrum.  

KALLUM WATKINS TALKS RLWC2017 PREPARATION – PART 1

Kallum Watkins talks through his personal RLWC preparation as well as his teammates. Do England have what it takes to arise from Australia as champions?  

JUNKYARD DOG – SKILLS & DRILLS WITH IRISH RUGBY

You have to try this warm-up drill for the name alone. Watch below as Andrew Conway, Kieran Marmion and Dan Leavy demonstrate the Junkyard Dog.  

Train For Your Game - Sam Burgess

TRAIN FOR YOUR GAME WITH SAM BURGESS

It takes resilience and mental strength to train to your limits because ultimately you’re not competing against anyone else, you’re competing against yourself. Train for your game.  

ENGLAND – PRE-MATCH INSIGHT ON THE HEAD COACH

What does Eddie Jones say to his team before a big game? We asked England captain and Canterbury ambassador, Dylan Hartley, Dan Cole and Teimana Harrison.    

RUNNING LINE PLANKS – SKILLS & DRILLS WITH BUCCANEERS RFC

Watch as the Buccaneers RFC demonstrate a fun planking drill… if planks can ever be fun?

BURPEES WHEEL OF DEATH – SKILLS & DRILLS WITH BUCCANEERS RFC

We’re tired just watching. Watch the Buccaneers RFC players demonstrate the Burpees Wheel of Death.  

Ollie Phillips: When I was told my rugby career was over, I was in disbelief

Ollie Phillips is no stranger to physical challenges having captained England Sevens, spent a year at sea sailing around the world, cycling across America and trekking to the North Pole…

AGILITY & REACTION – SKILLS & DRILLS WITH BUCCANEERS RFC

No musical chairs but just as competitive. Work on your reactions as a group with this drill by the Buccaneers RFC.  

LOWER BODY

BUILDING LOWER BODY STRENGTH FROM THE FOUNDATIONS UP

Your legs are crucial to your performance on the park, so your rugby workout for your lower body has to be spot on. You may have shoulders like Atlas and…

Train For Your Game - Dylan Hartley

TRAIN FOR YOUR GAME WITH DYLAN HARTLEY

It takes strength of character to train to your potential, to commit to being your best. At the gym or on the field, train for your game.  

BATH

PLAYER INSIGHTS: CHARLIE EWELS AND MATT BANAHAN – BATH RUGBY

  We talked to Bath Rugby’s Matt Banahan and Charlie Ewels about their preparation for The Clash against Leicester Tigers on Saturday 8th April at Twickenham Stadium. Matt you’ve played…

ENGLAND – EDDIE JONES ON BEING A GREAT PLAYER

England rugby Head Coach since 2015, Eddie Jones has transformed the fortunes of the national side having won consecutive Six Nations championships, including one Grand Slam, and setting a record…

Dylan Hartley - Rugby Ball Press Up

DYLAN HARTLEY RUGBY BALL PRESS UP

A twist on the press-up to build your upper body. Dylan shows you how to maximise gains from this classic workout.

IMPROVING ARM POWER – SKILLS & DRILLS WITH ENGLAND WOMEN XVs

Need to work on your offload? Building power in your arms can be the difference between getting your pass away and succumbing to the tackle.  

Skills & Drills - England Rugby - Turnover Ball

SKILLS & DRILLS WITH ENGLAND RUGBY – TURNOVER BALL

Try this turnover drill from the England Rugby lads to help you compete for the ball at the breakdown  

ENGLAND PLAYERS ON RECOVERY TECHNIQUES

Recovery is just as important as a warm-up or eating the right foods, if not performed properly, or even at all, athletes will notice a reduction in their output and…

SNACKS

FEELING PECKISH? HEALTHY RUGBY SNACKS FOR ATHLETES

For the competitive rugby player, it is better to think not just of meals, but also of snacks – the flapjack is your friend! By regulating your breakfast, lunch and…

ENGLAND – EDDIE JONES ON COACHING

England rugby Head Coach since 2015, Eddie Jones has transformed the fortunes of the national side having won consecutive Six Nations championships, including one Grand Slam, and setting a record…

COMMITTED TO THE GAME

We firmly believe that the best way to get to where you want to be is to get stuck straight in. Train well, plan ahead, set goals. Make the hard yards now and before you know it, you’ll be going above and beyond your initial expectations with a sense of achievement that’s second-to-none.

To help you get there, we’ve put together a whole load of invaluable advice, tips, how-to’s & instruction for improving performance on the rugby pitch: in the gym, after the game, mealtime & from the sideline. On top of that you’ll also be able to enjoy hour upon hour of bite-sized instructional videos from some of rugby’s top athletes.

This hub of training knowledge was set up by us at Canterbury, sponsors of The British & Irish Lions, England & Ireland Rugby. We support some of the highest performing athletes in the rugby game.