World Rugby aims to reduce injuries in the sport by running regular classes in its regional countries.
A regional World Rugby Level 2 strength and conditioning (S/C) course kicked off in Nadi on Monday.
World Rugby regional training director Talemo Waqa says the S/C course aims to improve player performance and reduce injuries in the sport.
He said that was what World Rugby hoped to achieve.
“We held the activation session which is one of the courses that World Rugby provides to all unions for injury prevention,” Waqa said.
“We hope that all participants will become advocates for the activated program, as studies have shown that through the program we have been able to reduce injuries.”
Waqa said Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands and Tuvalu were the participants in this course. He said they also had representatives from deaf rugby and wheelchair rugby.
“It’s very interesting because it’s an inclusive education,” Waqa said.
“World Rugby makes sure the programs are for everyone. As World Rugby’s vision statement says, it’s a game for everyone.
“One of our values is solidarity and we will be at the service of all areas of rugby, whether deaf rugby or wheelchair rugby.
“The course went really well. It is not only that coaches work through their accreditation, but how they will improve their knowledge and understanding so that they can apply it in their countries, provincial unions and clubs.
The course ended on Friday.