I grew up playing every sport that I could which helped make me a well-rounded athlete and ultimately contributed to my success as a rugby player. I started training properly around 16 and this formed the base of my experience moving forward.
Playing professionally gives me access to some of the best resources and minds when it comes to training. Our dedicated strength and conditioning team write customized training programs for each athlete. Each program will focus on improving deficiencies (lots of mobility work), building a strong base, and maximizing the potential of each athlete. A typical week of training will look like this:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9:30am we get together to discuss the days training, start on our mobility and any other “extras” given to us from the S&C and physios. That means foam rolling, active stretching, and ironing out any tightness or problem areas. From there, it’s into our workout. Roughly about 45mins – an hour of strength training.
From there its straight onto the field for 60-90 minutes of rugby specific skills. We then break for lunch before another team practice in the afternoon.
Wednesdays is a morning recovery session followed by a team practice in the afternoon. Saturday is usually game day and Sunday is usually totally recovery focused.