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European Season too long- Starts August and Ends May. Top players can play upwards of 50 games at least.
Agree with the post that said education of S&C is v.poor, and most training work is based upon the generational hand-me-down route. My mate is a soccer coach here in the UK and he marvels as 1) The education and availability of training advice/ programmes to Rugby League Coaches/ Players and 2) The levels of intensity and fitness shown by Rugby League players even in mid- level Amateurs.
He took some sample conditioning sessions and put it in his clubs pre-season- Conference league level- and there was nearly a mutiny!