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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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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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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Championship Final

SCC TANKARDS WIN CONCLUDES A MEMORABLE SEASON FOR ALL The SCC Tankards concluded the SRU League Season for both Premiership and Championship divisions with a 28 -18 win over a spirited Bedok Kings 2nd XV on Saturday 31st March. It was the Tankards 18th win in 20 years, with their participation in the Premiership division for 2 years the reason for the absence of wins, and completed a memorable double achievement for the SCC Rugby Section. The game kicked off in scorching conditions, with the SCC Tankards fielding a hugely experienced lineup that included a mix of former and...

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B Division Finals

The 2018 National ‘B’ Division Rugby Championship final was played on 28th March between arch-rivals Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) and St. Andrews Secondary School in front of a packed Queenstown Stadium, and what a nail-biter it was! The Saints started the match on the front foot, dominating early possession and working their way into the ACS half early on. An excellent line-break down the left flank from Saint’s talismanic centre Umar bin Mohammed Sha’ari almost resulted in an early try for the boys in blue and white, but a determined ACS cover defence put in a last ditch tackle to...

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