Rugby players extra information. You play well, this may help you be the best. Some learn from long experience. You take it all in here, now!
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You may say to yourself "I want to be the best rugby player I can be".
How do you do it?
Absorb every page of this website for a start...
...and I`m not really kidding, either!
You will soak up valuable stuff here, stuff you will find nowhere else. Make sure you come back here (press CTL/d to bookmark pages).
But use the rest of the internet of course! Use a variety of sites and dig out the information you need.
Use the information well. Apply yourself well and you will improve.
But is it? Yes and no. Just like anything else, it`s always worth knowing a bit more about how you do it.
So here are a few tips on how to be the best rugby player you can be.
Spend time training and playing games of rugby and you gather experience. Over the years you build up valuable knowledge about all sorts of things related to rugby and life in general.
You can speed up the process, perhaps avoid some pain and enjoy your rugby more when you learn from other peoples` experience.
You may find you do that here when you absorb the information on this website. Much of it you will not find elsewhere.
Set goals, measure your performance and you are more likely to achieve what you set out to achieve. In rugby, of course, you set out to win the game.
One way to set goals and keep track of performance is to be aware of and use the gain line (also called the "advantage line").
There is a fantastic style of rugby where the ball is kept moving from player to player for long periods of play.
The ball is not allowed to die.
It requires great skill, superb fitness and great commitment by all players in the team.
Aim high. Aim for what is known as running rugby.
Yes, you are running, but when you do it in a game of rugby it`s different.
It`s good to be fast but there`s more to it than that.
Find out more about running posture, change of pace, running lines. How you keep opponents guessing and much more in rugby running.
If you were a mind reader or a clairvoyant it would be very useful in rugby. You would have a good idea what was going to happen next.
You`d be one step ahead of the opposition.
You can do the same when you`re good at reading the game.
Some player positions need it more than others, but all players need it.
What is it, how do you get it and why it`s important. Make the most of practice time so you have the very best vision in rugby.
Play is continuous in rugby and the ball goes through many hands. When you are the ball carrier you must decide what you will do with it.
When you don`t have the ball you decide how you can help. When the other team has the ball you have other decisions to make. Find out how you make decisions in rugby.
Doing anything well requires that you avoid doing whatever is unnecessay. Do that and you are left with plenty of time to do what is important. You are a better player when you concentrate on how you play efficiently.