England try out UNUSUAL new training method
England Sevens using ostrich eggs for training
New technique improves hand-eye coordination
England Sevens confirmed today they have been training with ostrich eggs instead of rugby balls ahead of the Hong Kong leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.
The two kilogram ostrich eggs are being adopted into elements of training, to improve player skills, and captain Tom Mitchell admits it is also aiding the squad’s hand-eye coordination.
“We’ve been training with the ostrich eggs for a couple of months now after the coaches hatched a plan to help us improve for the rest of the season,” said Mitchell.
— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) April 1, 2017