Drake & Davis – Investigation of match exposure in Rugby Union players

PDF Drake_eposter_RSNLive16 – click to view AIM A recent review by Quarrie et al. (2016), highlighted that players exposure to match play in Rugby Union has not been previously published. The aim of this investigation was to analyse player match exposure across multiple seasons and to assess whether any positional differences exist. METHODS Positional comparisons were performed for the following dependent variables; number of games, and total minutes per season. A total of 334 players season exposure were analysed across 6 playing seasons within 1 Professional Rugby Union Team. ANOVA was utilised to compare between group with a Bonferroni post … Continue reading Drake & Davis – Investigation of match exposure in Rugby Union players

Williams et al. – Elite Rugby Union on an artificial playing surface: Influence on injury risk, abrasions and muscle soreness

PDF Williams_eposter_RSNLive16 – click to view AIM To investigate the influence of an artificial playing surface on injury risk and perceptions of muscle soreness in elite English Premiership Rugby Union players. METHODS Time loss (from 39.5 matches) and abrasion (from 27 matches) injury risk was compared between matches played on artificial turf and natural grass. Muscle soreness was reported over the 4 days following one match played on each surface by 95 visiting players. RESULTS There was a likely trivial difference in the overall injury burden relating to time-loss injuries between playing surfaces [rate ratio = 1.01, 90% confidence interval … Continue reading Williams et al. – Elite Rugby Union on an artificial playing surface: Influence on injury risk, abrasions and muscle soreness

How to register

**Registration as Day Delegate extended until 11 September 2016** Registration for Day Delegates Day Delegate registration includes conference attendance, lunch, refreshments, and parking. 2-day delegate cost is £100 (Full) or £50 (Students). 1-day delegate cost is £60 (Full) or £30 (Students). The deadline for  Day Delegate registration is 06 September 2016. Please note we are limited to 150 day delegates for each day. Follow this link to register as a Day Delegate Registration for Online Delegates Online Delegate registration is free. The deadline for Online Delegate registration is 11 September 2016. Follow this link to register as an Online Delegate Continue reading How to register

Session Summary

#RSNlive16 Day 1 – Tue 13/09/2016 Youth Rugby Dr Jon Oliver (Cardiff Metropolitan University) Maturity, biobanding and physical development of youth rugby players Dr Ben Jones (Leeds Beckett University) Physical demands of young Rugby players Mike Hislop (University of Bath) Injuries in schoolboy rugby: what are the risks, and what is the role of movement competency as a risk factor?   Injury Prevention Dr Tom Dompier (Datalys) Injury surveillance:  the first step of injury prevention in sports Dr Eamonn Delahunt (University College Dublin) Injury risk factor identification in field-sports Dr Martin Hägglund (Linköping University) Efficacy of preventive interventions in team … Continue reading Session Summary