If the season starts in October then I’d concentrate on conditioning and then when the season starts just try and do 2-3 weight sessions per week like I suggested above. When the next offseason arrives plan your training to start the season in peak condition.
At 6’2" and 215lb you could play a variety of positions with the exception of prop, hooker or scrum/flyhalf, although the latter doesn’t matter as much, but you’re too tall and probably not heavy enough for the front row.
It really depends on what endurance and speed qualities you have. If you have great endurance I would put you in the backrow, either flanker or No. 8. A good vertical leap will also help in the lineouts as one of these positions is often used as the third “jumper” after the two second rowers.
If speed is more your thing as well as having great ball handling/kicking skills a guy of your height and weight would be great as a fullback (height needed to catch the bombs put up by the opposition) or an outside centre.
Inside centres tend to need to be a bit more stocky in build to take on all of the crash-ball runners that they need to stop during a game. You could also be a winger if you are very fast but this position tends to go to the shorter and more agile guys.
Good luck and keep us updated on your progress.
Thanks for the replies, awesome stuff. And W.F.Call78 it doesn’t matter what I want to hear as much as what I need to hear, so don’t hold back. Season starts in late Oct, so I figure I can fit in 2 maybe 3 weeks of long distance running, and in that 3rd week incorporate fartlek training.
Was for sure not going to continue my previous regimine into the season, that would’ve been retarded.
I was being WAY optimistic trying to do 5 days of lifting, after our 3rd or 4th practice today (not consecutive, but I mean since preseason began) I knew I wouldn’t be up for lifting. The whole 2-3/week total body workout is looking good, focusing on power for the majority of movements.
Don’t know anywhere around here where I can do any strong man stuff. I just transfered here (Near Santa Barbara) and don’t really know the area too well. Ideas on that?
I don’t really have a “position” per say, it’s kinda my first year going out. I’m 6 2, at 215 so I don’t really know where that’s going to put me. Practices have been just scrims so far, focusing on passing, then just play. That being said I’m just going to get into general rugby shape, and see where that gets me.
Thanks for the input, season’s going to rock!
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