19 May, 11:13
There are six uncapped players in the Ireland squad for the summer tour to North America that was named this morning. An Emerging Ireland squad has also been selected for the Tblisi Cup in Georgia.
"If any of these pre-set targets are not being met, it allows us to manipulate the training programme in real time within the session or in our subsequent programme planning meetings.
"In terms of player monitoring and management we can now objectively measure each player's physical parameters in a rugby specific environment.
"This allows us to favourably manage a player's commitment to a session by giving them constant feedback as to whether they have achieved the physical goals set out prior to the session.
"It also allows us to assess whether and why a player's physical reaction to a session may be higher or lower than the group average and manipulate the player's interaction with the session accordingly."
The service provided has become an integral part of the strength and conditioning programme in Leinster Rugby and the province is the first northern Hemisphere club to commit to working with STATSports Ireland and the GPS.
It is an innovative relationship and Leinster are looking forward to building its strength and conditioning programme around sports science and sports technology over the coming years.