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Risk factors for Injury in Womens Rugby

   Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

  Dr Mark Matthews, Dr Chris Bleakley, Dr Rodney Kennedy  Monday, February 27, 2023  Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

Women’s rugby has seen unprecedented growth and participation with 2.7 million female players involved globally. Rugby is a dynamic, physical, high-intensity activity with repetitive collisions, sprinting and running. As a consequence, there is increased risk of musculoskeletal injuries. Across all levels of women’s rugby, concussions, sprains and strains are the most common injuries, to the head, knee and ankle, with most occurring in the tackling situation. There are unique differences between male and female rugby players which may increase the risk of injury in female players. There is a need of exploring potential risk factors for injury in Womens rugby.  


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