Archive for the ‘Rugby’ Category

Rugby – one of the most rewarding sports!

As a teenager I was more interested in football, the high school I attended seemed to have a core team of sports guys and girls that would always be picked as they had an all-round sports ability. However, my teacher noticed potential in sturdy legs and strength thus he recruited me to try out for […]


Wooden Spoon, the children’s charity of rugby, launches a life-changing campaign to get more young people playing wheelchair rugby. Wooden Spoon aims to raise enough money to buy a rugby wheelchair for every wheelchair rugby club in the UK and Ireland, to encourage more people to get into this growing sport. Watch a short video […]

The Importance of Staying Hydrated during Rugby Matches

As with most team sports, rugby requires a great deal of energy and physical exertion, in fact some would argue it is one of the most physically draining sports in the world, combining long runs, scrums, tackles, dives, darting from side to side and escaping your opponents, if you add the mental exhaustion to that too, […]

Study reveals high number of spinal fractures in rugby players

Professional rugby players have a higher risk of fractures to the spine than previously recognised, research by academics at Leeds Metropolitan University has revealed. The study, the first of its kind, assessed professional players from both codes of rugby and found abnormal levels of fractures, potentially reflecting the impact of repeated collisions over time, suggesting […]

Helly Hansen DRY REVOLUTION Base layer t-shirt

A short sleeve technical top with seamless construction for ultimate comfort & function. For sports men and women, a base layer is essential when the weather is cool or cold. During winter months all athletes will at some point wear a base layer for training or events. Shorts, leggings, long and short sleeve tops all […]

Should Warren Gatland receive a knighthood?

After guiding the British and Irish Lions to victory down under against Australia, there have been calls from across the nation to see Warren Gatland receive a knighthood. Warren Gatland has coached his Welsh team to several Six Nations grand slams, stolen a grand slam from rivals England, and brought Wales to the brink of […]

Outdoor Pursuits Equipment & Clothing

If you love outdoor pursuits and also love sport then it’s likely you will be familiar with the winter an how the cold can affect you when you’re out either participating outdoor sports or even just as a spectator. Outdoor recreation or outdoor sports activity is leisure pursuits engaged in outside. Examples of these include […]

Outdoor Sports Clothing

If you’re the type of sports person who loves the outdoors then it’s quite likely you’ll be starting to think about investing in a few warmer outdoor garments in preparation for the cold winter months. Rock climbers, skiers, snowboarder, hikers, cyclists, runners and other sports men and women who enjoy the outdoors will know the […]