Author: SRU

World Rugby and International Rugby Players launch new load guidance as key injury-prevention initiative

Best-practice player load guidance launched by top players and coaches Resource provides practical advice on player load management aimed at reducing injuries and optimising performance Aligns with Rugby World Cup 2019 player load passport programme in raising awareness, understanding and positive action World Rugby and International Rugby Players, supported by top coaches and players, have launched an innovative player load guidance programme to reduce the risk of injury through best-practice training load management. A key pillar of World Rugby’s five-point injury-prevention strategy, the programme focuses on reducing the impact of training on injuries. Training accounts for approximately 89-95 per cent of total elite player workload and research demonstrates a strong correlation between poor individual player load management and injuries, both within the match and training environments, many of which are deemed ‘controllable’. Conversely, best-practice individual load management is a key factor behind understanding and mitigating injury risk, boosting performance and long-term player mental and physical well-being, as identified in the 2016 peer-reviewed World Rugby study. Developed by a multi-disciplinary expert group including top coaches, players, medical, research and law specialists, the ground-breaking Train Smart. Play Smart programme is a user-friendly practical resource for coaches and players at all levels, aimed at driving positive load management approach and behaviour change. The guidance is based on 10 principles and will enable coaches to successfully manage training load, recognising that some players...

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Asia Rugby Sevens Trophy 2019…Malaysia outmuscle Singapore at the final whistle

• Singapore breezed through to the finals unbeaten • Malaysia beat Singapore 17-12, with late try in the last two minutes • Singapore looking forward to the SEA Games in December 2019 (Singapore, 11 August 2019) What excitement, what drama over the weekend in Jakarta. Attracting the crème de la crème of Southeast Asian rugby, the Asia Rugby Sevens trophy yielded a fiercely-contested battle between combative rivals. 11 teams participated in the tournament held in Senayan, Jakarta with Mongolia, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore coming through to the semi-finals, unbeaten on the first day. In particular, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore were convincing, breezing through the qualifying rounds. Having carved out comfortable wins of 27-12 and 50-0 over India and Brunei, Singapore remained in contention going into the semi-finals to take on their nemesis, Thailand. SEA games rivals Thailand took Singapore to the wire in an enthralling semi-final, in which our boys edged out a 14-12 win to earn a place in the final to face Malaysia. The Malaysian team was the top seed and the team to beat en route to promotion to the next tier of the competition. It was going to be a battle from either side of the causeway, and Singapore took the lead within the first minute with an opening try. The other came just before the halftime whistle with Malaysia trailing 14-5. Malaysia got off...

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BEIN ASIA PACIFIC APPOINTED RUGBY WORLD CUP 2019 RIGHTS HOLDER

Fans across key countries in Asia will have unprecedented access to Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan after World Rugby announced the appointment of beIN Asia Pacific as exclusive rights holders for Cambodia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Singapore.   Fans across key countries in Asia will have unprecedented access to Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan after World Rugby announced the appointment of beIN Asia Pacific as exclusive rights holders for Cambodia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Singapore. For the first time, all 48 tournament matches will be available via...

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Singapore Rugby Union tees off its inaugural Golf Day in celebration of National Day and the Singapore Bicentennial Commemoration.

• A celebration of Singapore’s National Day and the Singapore Bicentennial Commemoration • Supporting local rugby at grassroots, club and national level • A total of 124 golfers (Singapore, 02 August 2019) From tackles and tries to a great day of teeing off, Singapore Rugby Union (SRU) raises funds in its inaugural Golf Day. In a day where driving in a flight took over the usual rumbling in the field, SRU hosted a charity golf day at the Orchid Country Club. In line with its motto of supporting national and local development, the event was in conjunction with the celebration of Singapore’s National Day and the Singapore Bicentennial Commemoration. The event’s contributions will be used to aid rugby at grassroots, cover the cost of the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens bid, and at greater sporting levels (such as development and activities for major sports events like the upcoming SEA Games). With SRU’s IPC certified status, donors will enjoy a 2.5x tax incentive. There were guests and participants from both rugby and non-rugby fraternity at the event. VIPs included members of parliament, Dr Lee Bee Wah and Mr Ang Hin Kee. Mark Steve, chairman of the organising committee said, “We are most thankful for all those who made this event such a success. Special thanks to our guests, our sponsors and partners, and to all the staff who efficiently organised and executed...

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Tsunami announced as official apparel supplier by Singapore Rugby Union

Tsunami will supply to national sides, for all age group 5-year collaboration from 2019 Environmentally friendly products (Singapore, 27 May 2019) Singapore Rugby Union (SRU) appoints Tsunami Sport Ltd on a 5-year contract for both on-field and off-field apparel needs. Tsunami Sports began collaborating with SRU in 2005, and this amicable relationship has benefitted both local clubs and the national team. Both strategic and eco-friendly, the partnership is timely as the teams prepare for the SEA Games in December. Aside from the SEA games, the teams will be geared up by Tsunami for the Asian Rugby Championship, the Domestic Club 7s, and the Asian 7s Trophy and Series. SRU will also be one of the first NSAs in Singapore in reducing its carbon footprint. Tsunami Sports CEO Andrew Chambers said: “We are so excited to renew our association with Singapore rugby. We have always had a connection to the SRU and the clubs within Singapore. We are delighted to continue our already close relationship with the Singapore rugby community. We are focused on our goal to bring world-class functional fabrics to the club and school market. Achieving this with our environmental and sustainability goals implemented by the national team is such a big positive.” Tsunami Sport has been pioneers in adopting repurposing plastic into fabrics since 2005. With each Singapore national player having 16 plastic bottles repurposed into their...

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