Judo and Rugby players have far more in common than just cauliflower ears.
The two sports have strength, power, balance, weight transfer basics as well as a common objective of getting your opponent on his back.
Many Rugby League and Union teams have enlisted Judo coaches to help their players through the specialised technical advice.
Having recognised that the movement patterns and technical aspects of Judo are highly effective for them, these teams have found a real acceleration in their athletic development since utilising Judo in their training.
The following video clip gives some idea of how Judo can be useful to Rugby.