Top Tips for Rookies


Are you heading out for your first Fijian Touch Cup? We are buzzing to meet you and can’t wait to see you show off your skills on the pitch! This year’s tournament is bigger and better than ever and we are so excited you’re gonna be part of it you little Rookie you!

Now, we know you’ve played at heaps of rugby tournaments before, even though you’re a Rookie at the Fijian Touch Cup you’re a seasoned pro when it comes to rugby festivals.

The Fijian Touch Cup is a little bit different so to help you make the most of your time in sporting paradise and to make sure you do it right from the start we’ve created our top tips for Rookies, ‘cus we’re nice like that!

Let’s break it down!

Stretch On the Plane
Start as you mean to go on. Although the flight to Fiji is only a couple of hours long sitting down the whole time is really bad for your blood circulation and can lead to cramp later in the day.

Be sure to get up and take a wander down the aisle every half an hour or so just to keep everything moving. If you wanna go all out you could do a little standing yoga session near the jump seats.

Just remember to wait for the fasten seatbelt sign to go off!

Water Bottle
Along with keeping moving on the plane it’s really important you keep hydrated too. There’s something about being up in the air that just sucks you dry (no mile high club jokes please!).

This goes for the duration of the competition, bring a refillable water bottle with you can keep sipping throughout the day. Did you know that dehydration can cause a dramatic decrease in performance?

Just a 1% loss of body weight in fluids can cause fatigue, reduced endurance and considerable loss of concentration.

Mingle with Other Teams
Although you’re heading to the Fijian Touch Cup with your team be sure to spend some time hanging out with other people when you’re away from the pitch. The Fijian Touch Cup is the perfect place to meet like-minded people and even find new opponents for your team to play against in the coming season.

Joint training sessions and friendly training matches are a great way to up your team’s game and the Fijian Touch Cup is the ideal time to start making new friends.

Get Out on Activities
We’re all about the rugby here at the Fijian Touch Cup but with heaps of free activities included in your package you’d be a fool not to get in on the action.

Now you’re in competition mode the hard work training has been done. Just like with your revision at school if you don’t know it now you never will. Maybe not quite that dramatic but if you’ve not got that left handed spin pass bang on when you arrive, don’t worry. Take some time to relax and enjoy wondrous Fiji. You never know, a bit of relaxation may be all you need to spin one off the wrist to the left!

Raise Your Game
So we’ve told you to relax and now we’re gonna tell you to raise your game Little Rookie it seems we’re being rather confusing!

We think it is possible to relax and raise your game. In fact, the more relaxed you are the more naturally and autonomously you’ll play. A little of the island vibes may be exactly what you need!

Bring you A-game Little Rookie. Although the Fijian Touch Cup is a recreational tournament the competition is tough and the standard of play high.

You, as the newbie, have the opportunity to raise the standard, to give the old hands a run for their money and be the best that you can be!

Go for it! We’ll see you pitch side in Fiji, it’s gonna be epic!

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