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VIDEO – Pre-season in the gym with England Rugby

03 October 2012

  • See England Senior and Saxons squads in the gym during pre-season
  • S&C Coach Dave Silvester explains relationship between club and country

Whether it was Manu Tuilagi benching 160kg for his first lift of the day; Rob Webber hip thrusting 220kg; or Tom Youngs executing 60kg weighted pull-ups, England Rugby were hard at work in the gym during pre-season.

The same day as the infamous England Rugby Fitness Test – a seven-minute, anaerobic, shuttle-run nightmare – England’s Senior and Saxons Elite Player Squads continued their pre-season schedules during the three-day training camp in Loughborough.

RFU Strength and Conditioning Coach Dave Silvester explains what in going on and discusses the relationship between club and country, with the England Rugby staff taking an advisory and support role at this stage of the players’ training programmes.