The ideal number of games to play
EXCLUSIVE: As the game moves ever closer to becoming a year-long season, managing the number of matches the players are involved in becomes more important than ever.
Springboks Head of Athletic Performance, Aled Walters shares how much of a fine line there is between keeping players fresh but also ensuring they have enough match time to remain fit and “battle hardened”.
Walters is an advocate for players needing to play to maintain their fitness but is well-aware that there is a fine line between that and ensuring players are not overworked.
Morgan Newman questions whether that becomes a planning issue and makes a comparison using Siya Kolisi’s selection to travel to Argentina to play the Jaguares in what was a meaningless game for the Cape Town-based franchise.
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