10 Dec, 12:23
Ireland's John Lacey will referee his first ever RBS 6 Nations match in February, while Alain Rolland is also included in the Elite Panel in what is his last season.
This year more presenters and different topics have been added to the line-up. The topics that will be covered are as follows:
'How to Develop Speed in our Players'
Presenter - Des Ryan (IRFU fitness education manager)
'Metabolic Conditioning for our Players'
Presenter - Joe McGinley (Munster Rugby NTP fitness coach)
'Core Training Methods'
Presenter - Ross Callaghan (Munster Rugby NTP fitness coach)
'Practical Planning and Periodisation for Club and School Coaches'
Presenter - Paudie Roche (Munster Rugby Academy and NTP fitness coach)
The seminar will be both theory and practical-based, using some of the young players from Munster Rugby as subjects and anyone who is willing to give it a go.
The seminar will be of great use to coaches who would like to know what is the most appropriate and practical method to develop their players.
The IRFU Fitness Seminar is ideal for coaches who would like to introduce something new and challenging to their training. The seminar is open to any coaches, especially from Munster and the sounding area.
Similar workshops will be run in the Connacht, Leinster and Ulster areas. Information on these workshops and others during the year will be found on the IRFU website and the provincial websites as soon as details are available.
IRFU Fitness Seminars:
Connacht Seminar: February 28 - Details on Connacht website
Ulster Seminar: March 21 - Details to be announced
Leinster Seminar: March 30 - Details to be announced
The details for the Munster Workshop are as follows:
Date: Monday, March 14
Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Venue: Charleville Park Hotel, Cork
Cost: 10 euro
Registration - Places are limited and coaches must register with Siobhan Collins to reserve a place. Once registered, coaches will receive information and a timetable one week before the course.