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30th Nov 2014

Video: Grenoble’s crazy training ground drills are bordering on abuse

Inventors of swimming flogs and exercise balls never envisioned this

Patrick McCarry

The secret to success: thrashing your players with foam exercise sticks

On Saturday we brought you news that Bernard Jackman’s Grenoble defeated the mighty Toulouse away from home to move up to fourth in the Top 14. The footage from their training session, below, may give an insight into their recent success.

A member of the club’s coaching staff uses foam sticks and exercise balls to flog and distract players under high balls. The Ireland players will be hoping Joe Schmidt and Les Kiss do not see the clips and get any ideas.

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