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Behind the Scenes with Leinster Rugby Nutritionist Daniel Davey – Behind the Team – Laya Healthcare

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Find out what Rhys Ruddock is like in the kitchen, how many calories a professional rugby player consumes in a day, and what’s the Leinster Rugby squad’s favourite meal in this exclusive behind the scenes video.

Hear from Daniel Davey, the Senior Performance Nutritionist at Leinster Rugby, who reveals the daily diet of a professional rugby player and explains why “consistency” is the secret behind the most successful players at the top of their game.

Daniel gives fuelling-up tips for the 36-48 hours before a game, a period he describes as critical if a player is to perform to his best on the pitch the next day. He also gives some practical tips on recovery, a hot topic of discussion among players and fans alike.

In this behind-the-scenes series of videos capturing Leo Cullen and his backroom team, Leinster Rugby fans will enjoy exclusive insights into the most successful Irish team in domestic and European competition.

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Selda Simsek

Selda is the Sponsorship Brand Manager for Laya Healthcare. With a wealth of knowledge in the Sports and events industry, Selda’s career has spanned across, marketing, sponsorship, events, PR and internal communications over the past 12 years. With her experience both at home and abroad she has worked for leading brands and their partners such as Virgin Mobile Australia, The Cancer Council NSW, Leinster Rugby, Bank of Ireland, Guinness, Life Style Sports and many more. Leaning on her creative flair, Selda has a keen interest in photography and design. She’s also an advocate of CSR and a keen jellybean on the importance of brand culture and engagement.

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