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The beginner’s guide to State of Origin

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Every year around State of Origin time, the buzz surrounding the annual rugby league clash of state versus state is the only thing anyone is talking about. It’s almost considered un-Australian not take an interest or pick a winning side. Our beginners guide will hopefully demystify what all the hype and give you enough knowledge to pick the team […]

Andrew Gray: The morning after a tough game

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The mark of a championship winning footy squad is the ability to go again the next game.  As hard as they played the previous week.  Andrew Gray, Physical Performance Manager at the Cronulla Sharks, talks Inside Sport through the wreckage that is the morning after a tough game. The Morning After “The next morning will […]

Recover from games quicker with Andrew Gray

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Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks lifted their first-ever premiership trophy in 2016.  Some say on the back of the game smarts of five-eighth James Maloney, the toughness and leadership of veteran Paul Gallen and the longevity of the ultra-reliant Luke Lewis. But an equally important component to the Shire Boys’ success along the way has been Andrew Gray.  […]

Andrew Gray: Prepare your team for battle

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The Sharks’ Physical Performance Manager for two and a bit seasons, Gray has been in and around NRL squads for just on two decades; he’s a physiotherapist, strength and conditioning specialist and sports scientist rolled in to one.  Andrew Gray lets Inside Sport behind the curtain of the reigning champions. You have one job “Primarily […]

Tohu Harris: Why I choose Adidas

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In the National Rugby League (NRL), there aren’t many men more imposing than Adidas ambassador and Melbourne Storm big man, Tohu Harris. Tohu Harris isn’t just an Adidas ambassador though, he actually wears the brand name on his sleeve physically every day. The striking second rower is a proud user of adidas apparel, both on […]

No such thing as off-season: Sam Burgess

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Spare a thought for the stars of world rugby league. While their club mates scoot away to the tropics or over to the States on that well-deserved end-of-season trip, the game’s biggest names have to keep going as they prepare for what’s become an “international season” of sorts across October and November. Hardened professionals like […]

How I prevent injury: Sam Burgess

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2016 was his sixth season in the cardinal and myrtle of the Rabbitohs and Sam Burgess will be chomping at the bit to take to the field for the Bunnies again in 2017, especially after Souths’ strong finish last season. Burgess will be making his return to the international rugby league arena when he represents […]

Cam Munster: Match day preparation

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In his second year as a professional, Melbourne Storm youngster Cam Munster has found himself adapting to life off the field as he looks to improve his game. Part of this includes his match day preparation, something that Munster admits he has become much more conscientious of. “I never used to be superstitious,” Munster joked, […]

Cam Munster: My fitness regime

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For a full back, Melbourne Storm flyer Cam Munster has a startling admission to make when it comes to keeping fit throughout the NRL season. “I don’t really like running too often,” Munster admits. “My usual exercise is in the gym… so doing weights and leg weights that sort of thing.” However, the fullback maintains that Cardio […]