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Is sleep the secret of success? article icon

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Is sleep the secret of success?

Snooze you don’t lose:  Caroline Heaney asks 'Is sleep the secret ingredient of World Cup success?' 

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Can protective headgear increase the risk of injury to rugby players? article icon

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Can protective headgear increase the risk of injury to rugby players?

While cuts and bruises may be avoided, new research suggests that wearing headgear during rugby can put players at greater risk. Andrew Barnes explains his research.

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The art of performing under pressure

Penalty shoot-outs, 12-foot putts and second-serves are all high pressure moments in football, golf and tennis respectively. How would acclaimed kicking coach Dave Alred train the athletes to succeed in the moment?

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Six Nations 2017

With the Six Nations here it's time to 'try' learning more about rugby with our fantastic range of free resources.

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Contemporary Wales

This free course provides an accessible and lively social science account of contemporary Wales. It introduces key aspects of the economy, society, politics and culture of Wales, providing a wealth of up-to-date evidence that is organised around core social science concepts and theories, to help you make sense of a changing nation.

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Recovery at the Rugby World Cup

Caroline Heaney sheds some light on the hot topic of recovery in professional sports tournaments like the Rugby World Cup.

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Are things changing in world rugby? article icon

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Are things changing in world rugby?

The Rugby World Cup 2015 - plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose? Kath Woodward discusses the social side of sport.

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Rugby: A sport for sampling or specialisation? article icon

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Rugby: A sport for sampling or specialisation?

What are the benefits or risks of specialising in a sport early on? Jessica Pinchbeck discusses early specialisation in rugby.

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Siblings in the scrum: long history of brothers makes rugby a family affair article icon

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Siblings in the scrum: long history of brothers makes rugby a family affair

Does having a parent with a love of sport make you have the same passion? Can having a sibling give you a competitive edge? Jessica Pinchbeck discusses....

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Doping in rugby union: a case of papering over the cracks? article icon

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Doping in rugby union: a case of papering over the cracks?

Gavin Williams discusses the issue of doping and statistics on usage of performance-enhancing drugs in rugby union.

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How does rugby provide a focus for South African unity? article icon

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How does rugby provide a focus for South African unity?

In a nation which struggles to agree on much, rugby provides common ground, says Kathryn Nel.

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