A framework for the physical development of elite rugby union players.

  title={A framework for the physical development of elite rugby union players.},
  author={Grant M Duthie},
  journal={International journal of sports physiology and performance},
  volume={1 1},
  • Grant M Duthie
  • Published 2006 in
    International journal of sports physiology and…
Increased professionalism in rugby has resulted in national unions developing high-performance models for elite player development, of which physical preparation is an important component, to ensure success in future years. This article presents a 5-step framework for the physical preparation of elite players in a development program. Competition movement patterns and the physical profiles of elite players are used as the basis of the framework and reinforce the repeated high-intensity nature… CONTINUE READING
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