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Testing makes the affects of fitness training quantifiable, and as such plays an important role in any training programme designed to develop individual players. This section provides details of some of the key fitness tests used by the RFU to measure the performance of elite players.
The FAST tests meanwhile are specifically used to plot the progress of young, potentially elite players against benchmarks and norms in other sports.
As well as detailing the FAST testing and benchmark scores, this section also outlines how to conduct and measure aerobic and anaerobic tests.