Rugby is a sport that embraces players of every shape, size, and fitness level. The success a player achieves, no matter what position he plays, will depend on his physical abilities. This book explains how those abilities, and therefore playing performance, can be improved. It discusses the mechanics of the human body, the classification of physical abilities, and what is needed to succeed, and examines the training methodology associated with aerobic, endurance, sprint, agility, plyometric, resistance, flexibility, and core training. It provides detailed explanations of a wide range of exercises, and considers the principles involved in designing training programs?presenting an easy-to-use, ten-step model that allows a player to formulate his own twelve-month training program.