'Success comes with knowing your player very well' – Rene Naylor, Bok physio
John Perlman interviews Springboks Physiotherapist Rene Naylor.
It's been almost a month since South Africa took on New Zealand in a titanic struggle that saw them return home as back-to-back Rugby World Cup champions.
South Africa is bursting with pride in the Springboks, but many people behind the scenes played a vital role in our team's success.
One of these people was physiotherapist Rene Naylor, who took care of all injuries, ensuring that the team was as fit as could be to take on the gruelling World Cup.
According to Naylor, the key to success is knowing your players well and how their body responds to trauma and injury.
Due to the fast-paced, high-impact nature of the game, she says it's important for trust between physios and coaches, to ensure that any decisions made are in the best interest of the player.
Whether the Springboks won by one point or 10, Naylor says that there's nothing that can replace that feeling and the joy of seeing the nation unite.
Take a look at some of her World Cup snaps below:
Success often comes with knowing your player very well.Rene Naylor, Physiotherapists - Springboks
You always have to put the player's welfare first.Rene Naylor, Physiotherapists - Springboks
You have to be prepared to make bold decisions.Rene Naylor, Physiotherapists - Springboks
Rugby is a very important part of my life and I do enjoy it.Rene Naylor, Physiotherapists - Springboks
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This article first appeared on 702 : 'Success comes with knowing your player very well' – Rene Naylor, Bok physio
Source : Instagram: Rene Naylor
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