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Day 2 of August training tips by David Clarke

August 2

Games for fitness

Players like to play.

If pre season is sprinkled with games, then players will be motivated to turn up.

Here are five points to make games worthwhile

1. Make it competitive. Select teams, keep scores and remember them.
2. Make it “rugby relevant”. Identify the rugby skills in the game.
3. Ensure consistent refereeing. Be a tough referee, so adding legitimacy.
4. Use small teams. Let the players have plenty of action and no place to hide. Play two games at once if possible.
5. Don’t have too many non rugby rules. Players will spend too long mastering the rules and not playing the game.

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