Breakfast or even a snack!

Struggling with ideas for breakfast? Ideas for snacks? Are you training in preparation for rugby games? Well I have a great meal idea for you. Boiled egg on Wholemeal toast with Avocado & Cayenne Pepper A quick, easy and healthy meal idea full of protein, healthy fats and cayenne pepper to help speed up your…

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

This week I am looking at Rugby players ACL and the injuries experienced. Firstly, the ACL is in the middle of the knee, and it prevents the shin bone from sliding out and in front of the thigh bone. The type of injury you can have with your ACL is tearing or over-stretching of this…

Ligament tears

Injuries in sport are very common, especially in Rugby as your body is put to the test when being tackled, in scrums and lineouts. This week I am looking at ankles and the possible injuries. Ankles are a joint between the leg and foot, it is like a hinge as it allows movement up and…

Cooking with a Scholar- Female

When you are not playing due to injury and recovering, keeping track of your diet is much harder than when playing regularly. Your body is used to fueling itself a certain amount of times a day. Plus you may be feeling more miserable due to being injured and therefore eat more calories than your body…

Kicking

Kicking Firstly, there are four different types of kicking: kicking for posts, box kicking, drop kick and kicking out of hand. Kicking for posts: is done after either scoring a try or for a penalty. A conversion is worth 2 points and a penalty is worth 2. Box kicking: is done from a ruck, normally…

Lineouts

Lineouts This set piece within a game is used to restart play once the ball has gone off the pitch. The official formation of a lineout is when two players from each team arrive at the point of line out. Once the lineout is formed, the attacking team can decide on the number of players…

Winning Wednesday! 9/11/16

This Wednesday the 2nd team played Portsmouth at Colchester Rugby club. The 1st team boys had a week off and came to watch our 2nd team play and supported them throughout the game. Although our 1st team boys came along to watch, as the game was not on our home ground, therefore, support was limited…

Cooking with a Scholar- Male

Diet is very important when your are playing a sport, especially if you are a Rugby Scholar, as you need to keep your body fueled and make sure your metabolism is working continuously to burn calories etc. I spent an evening this week with one of my friends (who is a Scholar) and asked him…

Winning Wednesday! 02/11/16

Both our UERFC teams have been training every Monday and Wednesday evening since freshers started on the first week of October. The boys started pre-season back in September to get a head start on this years season, but have gained new players during freshers week. All this training by both teams has resulted on great…

Concussion!

Concussion is like any other injury caused through playing rugby, and over time you do recover like all other injuries, however with concussion it is harder to know when you are fully recovered as you are dealing with resting your brain, and is also an injury that people do not see.┬áConcussion is caused when you…