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Chris87
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Join date: Nov 2010
Location: South Carolina, USA
Posts: 1983

Match Recap from Saturday


This weekend we got back into conference play, it had been about a month since our last conference opponent. It was a long drive, and after a couple of bye weeks I was concerned that we might come out flat.

The A side kicked off and it took them about ten minutes to get it going, but from there they played well. They won 57-7.

On the B side, I got the start at 2nd row and played the full match. We also got off to a slow start, but after about ten minutes we started playing like we should have been. We won our match 43-5, and I also scored my first try of the season.

With this win, we have now officially clinched a spot in the conference tournament (though it was pretty much clinch after our last victory).

The A side is now 6-0, and the B side is 3-1. We've got a bye week next weekend and the following week we play the team who clinched the other playoff spot in our division. They are undefeated as well and this will be a huge game for us.

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Chris87
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Join date: Nov 2010
Location: South Carolina, USA
Posts: 1983

Monday Lifting and Conditioning



Lifting

warmup/stretch

Box Jumps- 3x3
Squat- 165 for 6 sets of 2
DB Bench- 3x8-12
Lat Pulls/rear delt raises- 3x12
Weighted Situps- 3x8-12



Practice

warmup/stretch

45 minutes of:

Shuttle runs
Burpees on a tire
Bag drill
40 meter sprints

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Chris87
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Join date: Nov 2010
Location: South Carolina, USA
Posts: 1983

Tuesday Practice


warmup/stretch

Offloading drills
Worked on quick mauls
Worked on lineouts
Bag drills

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Chris87
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Join date: Nov 2010
Location: South Carolina, USA
Posts: 1983

Wednesday Lifting and Recovery


warmup/stretch

Bench- up to 185x5
Split squats- 3x8
Low rows/shrugs- 3x8-12 of each
Ab/low back circuit- 2 sets through

Hot tub/pool for 20 minutes

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Chris87
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Join date: Nov 2010
Location: South Carolina, USA
Posts: 1983

Thursday Practice


warmup/stretching

Leauge scrimmage (whole team)
Forwards scrimmage
Lineouts
Bag Drill x3
Scrums
Bag Drill x2

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Chris87
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Join date: Nov 2010
Location: South Carolina, USA
Posts: 1983

Friday Lifting, Recovery, and Practice


Lifting

warmup/stretching

Press- 3x8
DB Incline- 3x15
Cable rows/shrugs- 4x8-12 each
Abs/low back circuit- 2 sets through

Hot tub/pool for 20 minutes



Practice

Kickoffs/Counter attacks
3 vs. 2 drills
Touch Scrimmaging






We got in an extra practice since this is a bye week. I also got out of class early and had a couple hours to kill, so I got in an extra lifting session.

Nothing was very demanding but it was good to get some extra work in.

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Chris87
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Join date: Nov 2010
Location: South Carolina, USA
Posts: 1983

Sunday Lifting


warmup/stretch

Box Jumps- 3x3
Box Squats- 195 4x2
DB Bench- 50s x12,12,9
Abs/Low back circuit- 2 sets through
Lat pulls/rear raises- 3x8-12 each

Hot tub/pool for 20 mins




Great lifting session today. Box squats were fast, and I was only resting about 30 seconds between each set. I also got more reps on DB Bench than last week.


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theBird
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Join date: Aug 2009
Location: Australia
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Congrats on making the conference tournament.

*tweets*

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c_bass
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Join date: Feb 2011
Location: Arizona, USA
Posts: 2

I just discovered this thread looking for rugby workouts like I used to have when I was playing. I played prop for FSU my freshman & sophomore year (2010-2012) but ended up getting hurt and having to transfer home to Arizona State after my rugby career was over. I always loved playing against you guys, I started playing B side my freshman year and got my shit rocked a couple times by some of your bigger guys. I'm gonna start using some of your workout plans to get back into the shape I was when I was playing, I've dropped a bunch of prop fat from 285 down to 220 but I want to get back to my playing strength. Hopefully these workouts help, great thread

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Chris87
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Location: South Carolina, USA
Posts: 1983

If anyone is still around to see this, I started posting my training log again.

Here's the link: http://tnation.T-Nation.com/...ge_rugby_player

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