Dr Grant Duthie worked as a Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Australian Diving team for the 2000 Sydney Olympics. He then completed a sports-based PhD program developed between the Australian Institute of Sport, University of Queensland, and Australian Rugby Union. He has held positions in Athletic Development roles with Super Rugby teams (in Australia), Top 14 Rugby teams (in France) and National Rugby League teams. He currently consults to the English Rugby Union. His current research is investigating the peak intensities of competition to assist the implementation of tactical periodisation in team sports.