What’s love got to do with it?

Touch is my number one sport. Sevens and Rugby follow, but Touch has a special place in my heart. As with most sports that people play, they develop a passion for and have a love for the game they become good at.

I believe this is the case with Touch, but my love for the game runs deeper than many others. By my own admission I’m being every biased, and that’s okay, because Touch is my chosen game.

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Touch World Cup 2015 SA Players Appeal

The hugely anticipated Touch World Cup 2015 (#TWC2015) in Coffs Harbour, Australia is imminent, and loins far and wide are tingling!

In South Africa, a country incredibly proud of what it stands for and where it has come from, the buzz within the Touch community is electric with anticipation. From experience at the last World Cup, I can attest to the fact that there is no feeling comparable to representing the people of this beautiful, ambitious and resilient country on a World Stage. Continue reading

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Tourney Time – #SIPT15

Featured imageThe biggest, best and most competitive South African Touch tournament whipped past in a flash this past weekend. The Senior Inter Provincial Tournament (#SIPT15) brings together all the Associations from around South Africa to compete for the title of who’s best. The tournament is always highly entertaining and showcases the bucket loads of talent that South Africa has on offer.

For us touch junkies in particular, this tournament is the big one. Continue reading

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Touch vs Touch Rugby/Touchies: Let’s get this right!

Picture yourself in the country that is on the southern most tip of Africa. Yes, South Africa. Screen Shot 2015-03-18 at 12.15.38 PM So you might not know this but there is a bit of a branding/identity issue in this country regarding Touch, well touch rugby or touchies. When the average South African hears Continue reading

Conditioning for Touch (Part 2)

As promised, Tylan continues his explanation of the ideal conditioning processes leading up to big touch tournaments. Thus far we have covered the initial and foundation phases. Here comes crunch time:

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The next 5 weeks will consist of running, jumping and throwing movements. Shorter sprints are a must, these will increase leg speed and improve acceleration. Continue reading

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