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5 Top Health Benefits of Playing Rugby

4. Agility and speed

Flexibility and pace are important in rugby. A good game of rugby requires you to suddenly vary your speed, dodge your opponents and score a try. This constant and abrupt twisting helps you to be more flexible. With practice, rugby has the potential to make your body agile and sharpen your reflexes.

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5. A great stress buster!

We all know the effects that long term stress can have on your body and mind. Team games like rugby are a means of reducing stress. Your body releases endorphins – the feel-good hormones – to lift your mood. Or maybe, it’s the happiness you feel when you get into a ruck or make a hard tackle without getting arrested!