To say these are ‘uncharted waters’ within the English Premiership would be an understatement. And as we await the return of any rugby in England, what impact has Covid-19 brought on not only to the game but, to rugby players mindset?
Those considerations are detailed here by Mark Holman, as well as the process of returning to play after such a drastic pause in their season.
The rugby players mindset
Life as a professional rugby player is about having support staff around you, being the best you can be, and peaking at the right moment of the season. Take some of these elements away and the impact can have a big effect on you.
Lockdown brought this home to many quite rapidly. One minute you are just starting to come to towards the latter