Rugby: What You Need to Know

With rugby tournaments for 2020 quickly becoming fully booked, rugby teams across the UK are now being urged to secure their places on rugby tours and tournaments to avoid disappointment. Rugby tours and festivals are available to semi-professional and winning rugby teams, and also for new teams that are looking to connect with each other in order to improve their game. If you are unsure, whether you are ready for a rugby tour, or want to simply learn more about the rugby tours in 2020 and why they are popular, keep on reading.

Rugby is a popular sport all over the world – both rugby league and rugby union, with people of all ages choosing to get involved. The sport can be played both competitively and socially, offering multiple benefits and advantages to our bodies and minds.  Rugby definitely can help people increase their physical health levels requiring players to be strong and agile, but also provides other benefits.

Benefits of Rugby

Rugby offering many health benefits, this is because it is such a physical sport – It can teach players how to improve their cardiovascular fitness and endurance levels, increase their overall body strength, increase their agility, increase their speed and improve their co-ordination. It can reduce the risk of obesity among players and can ensure that they are as healthy as possible. Other benefits of rugby, which are not health-related, include rugby providing a way for people to develop their team skills, social interaction levels, communication skills and self-discipline. These are all transferable skills that can benefit players in other aspects of their lives.

Avoiding injuries

One of the reasons why some teams shy away from competitive rugby games and rugby tournaments is because they are scared to get injured. Common rugby injuries can include joint sprains, ligament sprains and ankle sprains, all of which can be pretty painful. However, there are steps that rugby players can take to reduce the risk of becoming injured including but not limited to:

  • Warming up and cooling down
  • Using protective equipment
  • Developing rugby skills
  • Using correct techniques and tackling methods when in contact with other players
  • Enforcing and abiding by game rules

If after reading this, you are certain that your team would enjoy a rugby tournament we recommend that you get in touch with a leading UK sports tour specialist such as Burleigh Travel who will be delighted to assist you.

Edward Powell