Players and coaches regularly credit their backroom support team for their success, so we know that it takes more than the 15 professional players on the pitch to secure championship titles and success in a season. Have you ever wondered what goes on behind-the-scenes that creates the on-pitch magic of a professional rugby team?
Well, wonder no longer. For the first time, laya healthcare - Official Health & Wellness Partner to Leinster Rugby - has gained exclusive behind-the-scenes access to Leo Cullen and the backroom team behind one the most successful Irish teams in domestic and European competition. At Leinster Rugby, the backroom team comprises of coaches, physios, sport scientists and analysts, nutritionists, strength and conditioning specialists, team doctors and the kit man to name just a few. In a series of exclusive videos, laya healthcare brings the True Blue fan behind the scenes at Leinster Rugby HQ to reveal the talent, determination and passion of the Team Behind The Team.
Find out what makes Leo Cullen nervous, and why he agonises over selections.
Who would Leinster’s backs coach, Girvan Dempsey select as his ultimate back line?
How many calories does a professional rugby player consume in a day, and what’s the players’ favourite meal?
What are the most common injuries treated on the physio table?
Why do the players wear a GPS monitor in their jersey and how is it used?
Who’s the strongest in the squad?
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