I have been with our rugby program from the start, we are only 3 years old and located in South Carolina, USA. Over these past years our team has mainly worked on how the game is played, the rules, and the basics of rugby. While I know that we need to make that knowledge/skill our second nature I feel that our team has suffered in the fitness catagory. Half-way through our season some of our players are still out of shape, pathetic i know. My main question is; what should we be doing as a team to help improve our fitness and endurance? Another thing is we do practice our different line out plays and our switches with out backs. When it comes down to it when playing a high school game, we never use these skills. Are we waisting our time with these drills that help tune these skills we never use in a real game? Any suggestions would be helpful, just try to remember that we are talking about American teenagers with at most 2 years of rugby experience.