Developed by the Sports Science Institute of South Africa and used by the Western Province Rugby Union. The Pre-Season conditioning program covers weight training and a series of speed, agility and quickness drills for a rugby player in their off-season. the Physical requirements document defines fitness standards for Junior players (18-21) and senior players (22+) as used by the WPRU.
Even through these standards are made and used by professional rugby players, they can also apply to amateur club players as well.
Below are a series of documents which cover a wide range of topics from pre and post training nutrition tips to match preparation and recovery. These articles have been found through a number of sources, including Rugby Canada and SA Rugby. Please use the suggestions contained in the articles at your own discretion.
The Athlete Diet contains tips for transitioning from a "north amercian diet" to an elite athlete diet (written by dr. john Berardi) and pays specific focus to the Canadian National Canoe/ Kayak Team and there experience with the diet