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England winger George Lowe runs with the ball during an under 20 match

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Nutrition guidance is provided to senior and academy players to help them attain their peak performance, as advised by England Rugby Sports Science and sports nutritionists.

The guides to sports nutrition wthin this section form part of a rugby player’s training programme including rugby-specific nutrition strategies for training and match recovery, plus dietary guidelines for the body weights typical of elite rugby players.

Using This Guide

Please note the information in these articles is designed for use by England Rugby Sports Science and for educational purposes only. The information is not intended for children and is not intended to serve as medical advice.

The information provided on this site should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, you should consult your health care provider.

Nutrition Guidelines

This section of the website provides an overview of the key aspects of nutrition and hydration. For more detailed pracical nutritional advice about the basic requirements for modern players, their coaches, parents, partners and team administrators, download the 85 page Nutrition Guidelines document (MS Word DOC 885kB). It provides further detail, but is not intended to cover the fine tuning of elite players, nor their supplementation at this level.

In addition the following presentation from elite sports nutritionist Matt Lovell provides an overview of the basic concepts of elite sports nutrition (PDF 1.1MB)

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