Targeted exercise programme can dramatically cut injuries in youth rugby


Getting young rugby players to complete new balance, strength and movement exercises before matches and in training can reduce injuries by over 70%, according to a benchmark study released today (Thursday 18 May 2017).

Published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the findings of the School Injury Prevention Study – which was led by the University’s Department for Health and the Rugby Football Union (RFU) from 2013-16 – show the dramatic effect of a newly-devised exercise programme in reducing overall injuries for youth rugby.
The recommendations will now be rolled out nationwide by the RFU in preparation for next season.

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