Tag Archives: rugby

Better Sleep Case Study: Ollie Devoto

ollie devoto

Exeter’s talented young centre explains why playing for one of the best clubs in Europe requires him to pay close attention to his recovery. Coming from a long line of players and coaches, Ollie Devoto’s rugby pedigree was evident from a young age. Having joined Sherborne RFC at the age of 7, he quickly progressed […]

Better Sleep Case Study: Schalk Brits

schalk brits

One of the Aviva Premiership’s most popular characters, Schalk Brits left South Africa in 2009 to ply his trade at double European champions, Saracens. Over a decade later Schalk is still regarded as one of the most exciting and dynamic hookers in the Premiership. A longstanding Mammoth customer, we caught up with Schalk to find […]

Better Sleep Case Study: Marc Finney, Head of Strength and Conditioning, Northampton Saints RFC

Talking performance, recovery and investing in sleep with Marc Finney of Northampton Saints. Marc Finney began his career as a lecturer. He spent 6 years lecturing in Sport and Exercise Science with a keen interest in fitness training. His first foray into professional sport was with Lincoln City FC where he worked part time as […]

Better Sleep Case Study: Paul Shields, Northampton Saints Team Manager

After a 10 year playing career for Ulster and Northampton was cut short due to a serious neck injury, Paul Shields decided to stay in the game. He moved into the team manager role at Northampton Saints, where he has been ever since. Having had success both as a player and part of a coaching […]

Case Study: Rob Hawkins, Professional Rugby Player

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“My wife and I had been struggling with a soft, saggy mattress, and everyone we spoke to raved about Mammoth as a brand. It was not just rugby players who spoke highly of Mammoth, two separate physio’ and chiropractors recommended that we consider a Mammoth mattress”   Former Bath, Leicester and Newcastle hooker Rob Hawkins […]

Case Study: Tom Youngs, professional rugby player for England and Leicester

Tom Youngs

Professional rugby player, Tom Youngs puts his body through more than most on a daily basis. Having represented Leicester, England and the British Lions in a professional career that has spanned 12 years, the 29 year-old faces a constant battle to recover and refuel during a season in which he trains and plays 6 days […]

Case Study: Tom Court

Tom Court

Rugby union player, Tom Court, who plays prop for London Irish and Ireland, recognises the impact sleep can have on mood, concentration, energy, training ability and recovery. I first started playing rugby while studying at university, almost ten years ago. Leading up to that, I’d been a fairly successful shot-putter but had found myself increasingly […]