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Rugby On The Verge Of Technology Gold Rush

By Luke, Co-Founder, Game Changer Sports 14/09/2015

With close to 20 million people expected to watch the Rugby World Cup final later this year, rugby is beginning to attract a global appeal few may have thought possible back in 1987 at the first world cup in New Zealand. Add into the mix that Rugby 7s is now an Olympic sport with the subsequent mass investment and funding fro ...

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Numbers Never Lie…

By Luke, Co-Founder, Game Changer Sports 15/03/2017

Rugby is constantly evolving and teams are always looking for a way to improve. One of those ways has been with the advent of technology in modern rugby, we have seen an explosion in Statistics, Analytics and Performance Measurement at the domestic level. Teams are embracing the fact that Statistics can help them assess their ow ...

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Genetic Testing Changes The Landscape For Sports Nutrition

By Luke, Co-Founder, Game Changer Sports 15/03/2017

At Game Changer Sports we are constantly on the look out for the most innovative and creative solutions to improve performance and reduce injury. We were absolutely delighted to be introduced to former rugby player James Brown, now the CEO and Founder of DNActiv. DNActiv Nutrition is widely accepted as the fundamental buil ...

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Redesigning Rugby Union Attack – Canterbury Crusaders

By Luke, Co-Founder, Game Changer Sports 15/03/2017

In 1969, Neil Armstrong captivated the world with his first steps onto the moon. For years we were enthralled by Apollo missions, successful or not. We developed a method of guaranteeing success and the innovations and explorative ideas became less and less. The Space programme was simply about perfecting what worked before not ...

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A week in the life of a Sale Sharks academy player, Part Two

By Luke, Co-Founder, Game Changer Sports 15/03/2017

In this follow-on from Charlie Pozniak’s diary of a typical week as a Manchester Grammar School pupil and a Sale Sharks U18 player, Mark Bennett – head of performance at Bristol – offers some advice on what the young back-five forward can improve upon. Sunday – match If Charlie is truly 10kg lighter than others playing in ...

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Injury Screening or Risk Management? – Marrying Data With Experience

By Luke, Co-Founder, Game Changer Sports 15/03/2017

Screening – Who’s responsibility is it?? This is a brief overview of musculoskeletal screening from the perspective of a first team physiotherapist working in the real world of professional football at League 2 where resources are limited. This is certainly not an in depth academic review. Instead, the aim is to stimulate deb ...

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Making Sense & Applying Data In Rugby

By Luke, Co-Founder, Game Changer Sports 15/03/2017

Data has become increasingly prevalent in rugby, with new technology exploding into the game over the past few seasons. Tech innovation has provided the ability to record more data presenting incredible opportunities for statistical analysis, game strategy and player monitoring, in particular with regard to training loads and ...

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Maximising Athletic Ability Through Analysis

By Luke, Co-Founder, Game Changer Sports 05/06/2017

Previously I spoke about how numbers can lie. This article received a great response and a lot of questions about how to go about choosing the metrics and then recording them. When starting to think about your teams performance analysis, there are a number of factors to consider. What type of metrics are most beneficial to yo ...

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