Elite Rugby-7s players are required to perform high-velocity running in competition for 3 times across 1 day and consecutively over 2 or 3 days. 1 Rugby-7s strength and conditioning coaches spend the majority of the competitive season attempting to ensure that training and recovery strategies are
Bruno Marrier, Alexandre Durguerian, Julien Robineau, Mounir Chennaoui, Fabien Sauvet, Aurélie Servonnet, Julien Piscione, Bertrand Mathieu, Alexis Peeters, Mathieu Lacome, Jean-Benoit Morin, and Yann Le Meur
Luis Suarez-Arrones, Javier Núñez, Eduardo Sáez de Villareal, Javier Gálvez, Gabriel Suarez-Sanchez, and Diego Munguía-Izquierdo
To describe the repeated-high-intensity activity and internal training load of rugby sevens players during international matches and to compare the differences between the 1st and 2nd halves.
Twelve international-level male rugby sevens players were monitored during international competitive matches (n = 30 match files) using global positioning system technology and heart-rate monitoring.
The relative total distance covered by the players throughout the match was 112.1 ± 8.4 m/min. As a percentage of total distance, 35.0% (39.2 ± 9.0 m/min) was covered at medium speed and 17.1% (19.2 ± 6.8 m/min) at high speed. A substantial decrease in the distance covered at >14.0 km/h and >18.0 km/h, the number of accelerations of >2.78 m/s and >4.0 m/s, repeated-sprint sequences interspersed with ≤60 s rest, and repeated-acceleration sequences interspersed with ≤30 s or ≤60 s rest was observed in the 2nd half compared with the 1st half. A substantial increase in the mean heart rate (HR), HRmax, percentage of time at >80% HRmax and at >90% HRmax, and Edwards training load was observed in the 2nd half compared with the 1st half.
This study provides evidence of a pronounced reduction in high-intensity and repeated-highintensity activities and increases in internal training load in rugby sevens players during the 2nd half of international matches.
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effective priming strategy to improve afternoon sprint performance. 5 In contrast, young elite rugby 7’s players showed no improvement in sprint ability 2 hours after a 30-minute session consisting of accelerations, small-sided games, and 2 × 50-m maximal sprints. 7 Similarly, amateur soccer players who
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the detrimental effects of intense training, 3 allows athletes to train or compete sooner, 1 increases performance in further competition, 1 and can alleviate mental and perceived fatigue. 2 , 4 In tournament sports such as Rugby 7s, up to 3 games can be played in 1 day 5 and in other
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therapies could be a beneficial modality for the restoration of performance during a more condensed competitive period such as rugby 7’s or international tours but would be a worthy investigation. Despite a near-significant difference in selected training load variables being apparent in this study, the