22nd September 2017, 09:57 | englandrl

Rest and recovery key for England Rugby League

Rest and recovery key for England Rugby League

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Ahead of the Rugby League World Cup, members of England Rugby League’s Elite Performance Squad have recently taken delivery of tailor-made mattress toppers and personalised pillows from Salus Beds.

Salus, who are supporting the team’s preparation in the UK and Australia, are providing bespoke ‘Viscool’ technology which offers players a cooler, pressure relieving and more breathable sleeping surface whilst in competition.

Before the delivery, Salus attended an Elite Performance Squad meeting to undertake pressure point testing to determine preferred levels of mattress firmness to improve recovery rates and induce quality rest.

Rugby Football League Head of Human Performance, Richard Hunwicks, said: “England Rugby League are thrilled to have the support of Salus Beds.

“The challenge of training, games, travel and changing hotel beds on a weekly basis are all elements that can affect a player’s rest and recovery.

"Quality sleep on a familiar surface is proven to enhance recovery rates, naturally. This approach, accompanied by regulating breathing before sleep, will add to the detailed processes we have in place during the World Cup.”

England and Castleford Tigers half-back, Luke Gale, added: “It can get pretty busy when on international duty with the training schedules, meetings, travel and games – a quality night’s sleep is essential to maintain our energy levels.

“A lot of planning goes into the squad’s performance and it’s good to know that we’re leaving no stone left unturned when it comes to doing our best at the World Cup.”

The Rugby League World Cup takes place in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea this year and features 14 teams. England will play Australia in the opening game of the tournament in Melbourne on Friday, October 27 and a further two group games against Lebanon in Sydney and France in Perth. The final will be held at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Saturday, December 2.

For further information on RLWC2017 and tickets, please visit www.rlwc2017.com

Salus offer a unique range of luxury mattresses, divans and headboards designed to help you sleep well, so that you awake feeling refreshed and revitalised for the day ahead. Full collection can be viewed here http://salusbeds.co.uk/