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It may be to your surprise that the most common sports supplement used in rugby is Creatine. Creatine will benefit you by helping you to increase muscle mass, strength, whilst it provides added endurance during games/ training and increasing your body’s natural explosive power. The normal Creatine cycle is to begin a pre season loading phase and to then cycle off a couple of weeks into the season. Then after a months off begin the cycle again. Please note that any players under 18 should obtain advice from their coach before using Creatine. Protein is key to building muscle mass and gives your body the much need nutrients post game and post workout. Another key supplement is Glucosamine to aid with joint repair and maintenance. Glucosamine can be taken with meals and all year round. Note multivitamins are a will also help to keep your body’s health and immune system at high, combating illness and injury. However PLEASE BE AWARE that: at present the IRB have banned players from using common sports supplements. This includes both: Pro-hormones and ephedrine. Although both are legal to buy from shops and online, they are deemed unlawful in the rules and regulations of rugby. This can also include high dosages of caffeine. Before purchasing supplements that could you’re your career in rugby please check with the IOC to find out if a supplement is illegal or not.