My Story: Marlo Boyd

My Story: Marlo Boyd

Row, row, row to the second row   Bristol Bears rugby player, Marlo Boyd, tells the story of her transition from rowing to rugby after undergoing surgery for a herniated disc in her spine.   I started playing rugby during rehab for back surgery at age 24....
The Ultimate Hype Playlist

The Ultimate Hype Playlist

With a little help from our Advisory Board, Girls Rugby Club writer Stella Mills, has created the ultimate hype playlist to get us motivated!   Even athletes at the top of their game need motivation to get going and music can play an essential part in this....
Player Welfare: ACL Injury

Player Welfare: ACL Injury

Anyone who plays rugby will tell you it’s not for the faint-hearted. It’s physical, it’s muddy and sometimes, it’s bloody. But that’s why we love it! We can go out there to do battle with our team mates, express ourselves and come off the pitch exhausted, but smiling....
Concussion and the Law

Concussion and the Law

Have you heard the word ‘concussion’ a lot lately? It’s currently a hot topic, as former rugby players are bringing a legal case against rugby organisations including World Rugby, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU). The law on this issue...
Player Welfare: Building the female rugby player

Player Welfare: Building the female rugby player

Physical preparation relates to all aspects of physical training and performance. It reduces injury risk and improves our physical performance both in the gym and on the pitch. It’s what keeps us safe in contact, allows us to break through tackles and to outplay our...