If you want to become a top rugby player, the likes of Rod Snow and Robert Spray, the only thing holding you back is yourself. At Strength in Unity, we’re sharing with you a few basic tips that any rugby player can follow and see the improvement in skills and performance.
Pick a Position and Stick to It
Since each position has its demands and tricks and skills to be perfected on it, you benefit from picking a position and sticking to it. Remember that focusing all your efforts into particular skills will help you perfect these skills better than if you were switching positions all the time.
There is no I in Team
We have all seen it in one sport or the other, that superstar that plays so well they have stopped playing as part of a team and started doing it all on their own, thus failing. Rugby is a team sport and you will be an outstanding player if you learn to play with your whole team and build victories together.
You always need to keep an eye on what’s going on, regardless of if you’re running, tackling, or being tacked. Try to keep your head up and be that player that is always aware of what teammates are doing, spotting holes on your lines and tightening them. This will also enable you to spot loose balls that you can grab or place for a ruck.
Develop Tackled Expertise
If you are playing rugby, you will get tackled at some point. Our final tip is to learn how to make a tackle and it’ll be less likely that you get injured, not to mention you will help your team with rucks.
These tips are simple, and any rugby player can apply them. Remember to stick to your position, appreciate your team, keep tabs on what’s going on on the field, and learn to be tackled like a boss.