How To Build A Winning Team

How To Build A Winning Team If you'll be coaching or recruiting for a recreational league this season, a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine offers scientific insight into building a winning team. An analysis of 2,692 World Cup rugby players who participated in matches between 1987 and 2007 showed that taller backs and heavier forwards was a winning combination especially when these position players represented the bulk of a team's experience.

True Strength Moment: During the time period that player data was being collected, forwards became heavier by an average of 6.6 kg (15 pounds) and taller by .61 cm (2/10ths of an inch). Backs became 6.7 kg heavier and 1 cm taller. Teams also used more experienced players at these positions. Apparently, size, strength and smarts get the job done.
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