World Rugby injury prevention programme

World Rugby launches new exercise programme developed to reduce rugby injuries

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We’re all enjoying the Rugby World Cup, but it’s also good to see that the powers-that-be haven’t given themselves a month off and are addressing some major issues in the sport. And the biggest one of all is injury prevention. We’ve…
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World Rugby introduce six trials aimed at reducing rugby injury rates

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We’re all getting ready for the Rugby World Cup at the end of the month, obviously – but while us fans are working out how to reorganise our sleep patterns right through to the beginning of November, the game has its eye firmly on the future. After…
knee replacement surgery in rugby

Rugby union players more likely to develop knee arthritis

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We all know what a tough code rugby union is, but a new study – led by the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis at the University of Oxford – has spelled out just how gruelling it is. Researchers discovered…
rugby concussion study

English rugby clubs to take part in concussion study

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Even more eyes than normal will be on this year’s rugby season with researchers from the University of Birmingham analysing play in a bid to develop a pitch-side test to quickly and accurately evaluate whether a player has been concussed.…