Managing players effectively
EXCLUSIVE: Player management is not simply a case of resting players from matches as Springboks Head of High-Performance Aled Walters explains.
There has been an on-going debate about the workload of many international players, a debate which started during the Six Nations as a result of the England players looking lethargic and burnt-out.
On average, the England players who represented the British and Irish Lions on their tour of New Zealand spent more time on the field during the course of their 2017/18 season than any other European Tier One nation.
The demands on those players included participation in the Premiership, European Cups, B&I Lions Tour, November Internationals and the 2018 tour to South Africa.
Walters informs us about the fine line between keeping a player match fit and burning them out.
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