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LTPD Pathway
Functional Screening
Anatomical Adaptation
Game Demands
Conditioning for Rugby
Periodisation in Rugby


Video 19

Having an understanding of the physical demands of the game of Rugby places us in a more informed position to plan the conditioning work that will better prepare the player to meet the challenges of the game.

The content of this module is covered under the following headings:

  • The demands of the game
  • Implications of the demands on conditioning
  • An introduction to the principles of training
  • Warm-up and cool-down


The coach will have an understanding of the demands of the game. In addition, the coach will be able to describe the principles of training. The coach will also become familiar with warm-up and cool-down activities.