The Quantas Wallabies 7s Sports Science Support system.
To ensure that all of their players are in peak condition to perform at the required standard, the sports science team behind the Wallabies 7s Squad regularly assess their players across a number of different tests. In this short video, Allan Fa’alava’au is put throughout the notorious VO2Max test to ascertain his aerobic capacity.
7s, as a rugby code, and as a sport in general, is not of the most taxing physically and physiologically. Played on a full size rugby pitch, yet with less than half the players, players must possess excellent endurance, speed, speed endurance, power, agility and mobility – as well as performing numerous tackles, rucks and chasedowns of kicks and runners.