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Rugby Life
05
Dec
2017

Washington linebacker passes up possible NFL career to play rugby

Washington linebacker Psalm Wooching led the Huskies with six sacks during the 2016 season, and now he’s decided to tackle something besides quarterbacks. Wooching announced on his Twitter account Thursday that he’s giving up the sport of football to pursue his true love: rugby. Wooching played rugby growing up and while in high school in Hawaii, and according...
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05
Dec
2017

How Exercise Can Help Teen Depression

Although more than 15 million adults struggle with depression, our youth are also vulnerable to this mental health disorder. In fact, approximately 20% of teens experience depression before they reach adulthood. Teens who have depression are more likely to experience the disorder once they become adults and the risk of suicide associated with teen depression is...
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23
Oct
2017

10 Simple Tips to Make Kids Feel More Confident

We spend countless hours as parents trying to make sure our kids are behaving, eating their dinner, and doing their homework. But how often do we take the time to focus on building their self-confidence? Here are 10 simple ways to do just that. “Let me help you,” I said to my son, as I...
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23
Oct
2017

Rugby Player Diet And Nutrition Advice

Learning From Rugby Nutritionists Nutrition is a key part of any sport, and rugby is no exception. Known for its raw physicality and high-impact tackles, rugby places huge demands on its athletes. Along with training, nutrition is important for supporting training goals. A nutritionist’s job is to act as a consultant for a player or team,...
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23
Oct
2017

The Simple Workout Plan To Help Rugby Players Get Stronger

If you’re looking to get stronger for game day, this simple workout plan could be exactly what you need as a rugby player… The first time you do StrongLifts 5×5 you start with workout A. Two days later you do workout B. So first week is A/B/A, second week B/A/B, third week A/B/A, and so...
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20
Oct
2017

Why Rugby at a Young Age is Beneficial

THE HEALTH, PHYSICAL AND MENTAL BENEFITS OF LEARNING RUGBY-BASED GAMES AT A YOUNG AGE. The news is full of expert advice stating that children should be participating in more exercise, both in and outside of school. But how can you be sure that your kids are benefiting from their sporting activities? A great activity is...
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20
Oct
2017

7 Reasons Your Child Should Play Rugby

When parents run through the list of sports their kids might play in elementary and middle school, rugby rarely comes to mind. But rugby boosters like Alex Goff are out to change all that, arguing, for one, that rugby is very safe. No tackling is involved until high school and, says Goff, as concussion concerns have brought...
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20
Oct
2017

7 Reasons Why Rugby is Great for Your Health

The Rugby World Cup starts tonight and so we thought what better way to celebrate its arrival than a countdown of just why exactly rugby is so good for you. From physical benefits to psychological and social ones, rugby can offer many benefits to those who play for both on and off the pitch. 7. Rugby...
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20
Oct
2017

How Rugby Improves Football Skills

American “gridiron” football roots are from rugby. Rugby season begins as football season wraps up.  Rugby’s winter season runs from November through April; and summer 7s rugby (Olympic rugby) runs from June-July.  Youth Rugby is a great way to stay fit during the off-season. Rugby is played continuously for 80 minutes with few stoppages.  Continuous...
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20
Oct
2017

14 Things Being a Female Rugby Player Taught Me

Three years ago, after a 14-year soccer career, I switched my focus to college rugby for numerous reasons — I could be more physical, it was a club sport, it was less time-consuming, etc. Switching sports was the best decision I could have made, as I cannot imagine my life without rugby. Sure, I loved...
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20
Oct
2017

7 Reasons Why Rugby is a Better Game Than American Football

I know you guys across the Pond will be furious—but here in Europe we have a ball game which leaves your so-called ”football” for dead. If you Yanks hadn’t disappeared from the real world into the Bushes (by George, what a clever play on words), you would realise that FOOTBALL is actually the game the...
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20
Oct
2017

Rugby vs. Football: The 4 Main Differences

I’ll preface this article by saying that I haven’t played American Football. Not at high-school or College, not even pickup. I’ve watched the game enthusiastically for the past few years though. I even placed as high as 12th in a 16 team Fantasy league, so I clearly have the credentials to comment. This article is not...
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19
Oct
2017

10 Benefits of Playing Rugby for Women

Leanne Riley, England Rugby International and Harlequins Ladies scrum-half, gives her top 10 benefits. There are a multitude of benefits from team sports; confidence, friendship, leadership, respect – the list goes on. What makes rugby unique is that there is room for everyone. Leanne Riley, England Rugby International and Harlequins Ladies scrum-half, gives her top 10 benefits of playing rugby...
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19
Oct
2017

The Benefits of Caffeine in Rugby

Caffeine is a popular work-enhancing supplement that has been widely researched in the sport and exercise environment. Caffeine is an adenosine antagonist, meaning it blocks the action of adenosine in the central nervous system (CNS). Adenosine has the impact of increasing pain perception and inducing sedation and relaxation which are generally counter-productive to exercise performance....
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19
Oct
2017

The Benefits of Rugby for Children

Playing rugby offers numerous opportunities to a healthy, fun, and committed lifestyle. It can also lead to new challenges, experiences, and travels around the world! Good Health, Social Development, Rugby Family… Playing rugby offers numerous opportunities to a healthy, fun, and committed lifestyle! GOOD HEALTH Rugby is an exciting and energetic sport that involves physical...
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04
Oct
2017

10 Foods Every Rugby Player Needs in Their Diet

Rugby is a sport for many different shapes, sizes, qualities, skill sets and mindsets. Made up of 15 positions just on the field, body shapes and compositions are inevitably going to be vastly different. As a result, so too can be the nutritional requirements required for each position. However, there are certain evergreen foods that...
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Football Concussion Hit
10
Jan
2017

The Dangers of Football Safety Equipment

Can rugby tacklers teach NFL players how to improve their behavior? In high school, I played football and wore pads and a helmet. During that time, I endured two shoulder separations, a dislocated kneecap and several snapped tendons in my hand. In college, I played rugby and wore heavy cotton shorts and a stiff jersey,...
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23
Dec
2016

10 Reasons Why Everyone Should Play Rugby

It’s time to start your own rugby adventure. 1. The Passion 2. Everyone is Useful Somewhere You don’t have to be a 6-foot beast to play – there is a position for everyone. It’s your speed, skill, strength and attitude that will determine where you’ll play on the pitch. 3. Respect You’ll make friends with...
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23
Dec
2016

Why Rugby is Better than American Football

The first game I ever played in rugby, after two minutes, I was begging the coach to take me out.  – Leonard Peters, former NFL player I’ve been living in the UK for a long time now, and just last month I realised that rugby isn’t such a boring sport.  The thought hit me while...
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23
Dec
2016

7 Reasons Your Son Must Play Rugby

Winter time Saturday mornings in Sydney have always meant one thing for this family- rugby. Our very dedicated Mr8, aka Rusty Rocket, has a match on Saturday and if the team wins, they’re through to the Grand Finals. He’s an absolutely passionate rugby league player and he’s excited, yet devastated to have the end of...
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23
Dec
2016

15 Reasons Why Children SHOULD Play Rugby

Getting kids off the sofa and onto the rugby pitch brings a wide variety of physical, mental and social skills which will bode well for them as they reach adulthood and beyond. And obviously, we would say that. But in order to prove our point, we’ve compiled no less than 15 reasons why kids need to...
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23
Dec
2016

6 Reasons You Should Start Playing Rugby Today

It’s time to start your own rugby adventure. 1. Rugby training is a test of physical fitness, strength, coordination and stamina, it’ll be the best work out of your life. Better than any gym workout. Trust us. A photo posted by DIME Performance (@dimeperformance) on Nov 9, 2015 at 12:34pm PST 2. There is something...
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23
Dec
2016

WWE Superstar Sheamus Credits His Rugby Training for Success in the Ring

Sheamus is a four-time WWE champion, a former King of the Ring, a Royal Rumble AND a Money in the Bank winner. His credentials are impeccable and given his size and strength, it is reasonable to assume that Sheamus could have been a good blindside flanker if he pursued a career in rugby. As it turns...
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23
Dec
2016

8 Reasons You Should Let Your Daughter Play Pugby

“I would never let my daughter play rugby.”  Those are the eight words that inspired this. I’ll stick to my promise of not publicly sharing who said it, but here’s a little context for you. I was talking to someone about my recent rugby injury, a bad concussion. It was really pretty rough when it...
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