This professional rugby player's training diet would surely shame us all 6 years ago

This professional rugby player's training diet would surely shame us all

Post-game takeaway must be the highlight of most lads' week.

Being a professional rugby player, in an age where technology and tracking leave little room for errors, is far from easy.

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Video sessions, gym work, pitch drills, one-on-ones and mental visualisation techniques - add in media and sponsor obligations and the week fills up pretty fast.

It is important, then, to fuel up with a proper diet plan.

Australian international James O'Connor is currently in training and hoping to attract the interest of a Super Rugby franchise ahead of the 2016 season. The versatile back featured with Toulon last season so could yet return.

With a training diet like this [full schedule at the bottom], he should be in prime condition for the club that wants to take a chance. We have selected two days from the week to give an insight into an impressive diet.

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THURSDAY

Breakfast

  • Green vegetable smoothie
  • Oats
  • Coffee

Lunch

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  • Quinoa salad with chicken
  • Sushi

Quinoa Salad

Dinner

  • Salmon sashimi
  • Beef teriyaki
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Snacks

  • Museli yoghurt
  • Whey protein shake
  • Almonds & walnuts

Supper

  • Salt & vinegar crisps
  • Dark chocolate

SATURDAY (Match-day)

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Breakfast

  • Bacon, avocado & feta
  • 3 poached eggs
  • Rye bread

Lunch

  • Pancakes with banana & berries

Pancakes

Dinner

  • Post-match takeaway

Snacks

  • Fruit, oats & yoghurt

Supper

  • Green vegetable smoothie

O'CONNOR'S FULL DIET

Jimmy food

*5 Litres of water a day too