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Prem Hirubalan How Has Rugby Changed

How Has Rugby Changed?

Like any favorite pastime, the story of how it all began are more stories. Rugby, for instance, is said to be born in 1823 out of a game of football (or as Americans know it, soccer) when a player decided to abandon the rules and ran with the ball in hand. Whether true or false, […]

Prem Hirubalan Rugby Nutrition Before, During, And After The Game

Rugby Nutrition: Before, During, and After the Game

A proper diet is essential for the success of the athlete in any sport. Those who play rugby need to have a well-balanced diet in order to reach their maximum potential on the pitch. The saying “you are what you eat” holds true in this case; the more refined sugars and processed food you eat, […]

Greatest Moments in Rugby World Cup History

Since its inception in 1987, the Rugby World Cup has been a showcase to highlight some of the most talented ruggers ever to play the game. While the tournament has a relatively short history, it is still rich is major upsets, tries, dramatic late clinchers, and eye-opening individual performances. In this article, we will look […]

Common Misconceptions About Rugby Strength Training Prem Hirubalan

Common Misconceptions About Rugby Strength Training

Rugby is very intense and requires rigorous strength training. There is a strong culture of strength and conditioning in the rugby community especially after the turn of professionalism in 1995 where there were many advances in the field. However, like most other things, there are common misconceptions regarding strength training for rugby. Let’s take a […]

What Rugby Players Should Eat During Pre Season Prem Hirubalan

What Rugby Players Should Eat During Pre-Season

For rugby players, the pre-season is the time when you want to train your body to reach its peak fitness and your nutrition will be essential to this process. The foods you put into your body will help prepare you for your first league match once the season begins. So, keep up with the great […]

Best Rugby Players Of All Time, Part 3

Over the past couple months, we’ve been looking at some of the greatest ruggers to ever step on a rugby field. In the past, we have discussed the careers of Gareth Edwards, Brian O’Driscoll, Dan Carter, and Jonah Lomu to name a few. So, let’s continue with this series and look at a few more […]

Four Things You Can Learn From Rugby Players

Rugby players are some of the toughest athletes in the world. The things that they go through for their sport is unlike many others and is quite admirable to those looking in from the outside. They need to stay in peak physical condition in order to push their bodies to the limit in every match. […]

Best Rugby Players Of All Time, Part 2

In my previous blog, I began speaking about some of the greatest rugby players of all time. The debate over who is the greatest ever is one that rugby fans struggle to agree upon. There have been so many great rugby players over the years. These players have made significant impacts to the game of […]

Best Rugby Players of All Time, Part 1

Rugby has become one of the most popular sports in the world. It is rapidly rising and becoming a sought-after sport in countries like England, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, and even here in the United States. Now, like with most other sports, one of the common questions amongst rugby players and fans alike is […]

Biggest Differences Between American Football and Rugby

While Rugby and American Football Appear Similar, There Are Major Differences The rugby ball and the American football are a similar spheroid shape and each team focuses on an underlying objective. The goal is to advance this ball down the field. Players are usually both very athletic, rough-and–tumble types of people, who enjoy physical contact. […]

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