John Kirwan Tips


Mouthguards are compulsory.


What do you do if you find someone unconscious on the field?

Warming Up

Warming up prepares the body and the mind.

Head Gear

Head gear does not STOP concussions!

U19 Scrums

Don't attempt more than 20 scrums on the machine a week

How many scrums for adults

Adults should do more than 50 scrums on the machine a week.

Scrum Machine Health Check

Make sure you store your scrum machine in a SAFE place!

Profile your players

Profile your players - it's important.


Why do you need to profile?


Be prepared when you play rugby - that means condition yourself!


Water is best!


Heat, Alcohol, Running and Massage - all bad after an injury!