Half a million hours of rugby football. The injuries.

  • Jed P. Sparks
  • Published 1981 in British journal of sports medicine


In 30 seasons at Rugby School half a million hours of Rugby football have led to 9,885 injuries, an incidence of 197.7 injuries per 10.000 player hours. This incidence is compared with those from other school games, and with those of other series of Rugby football injuries. The injuries are compared regionally with those of other series, and the more important are listed.

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@article{Sparks1981HalfAM, title={Half a million hours of rugby football. The injuries.}, author={Jed P. Sparks}, journal={British journal of sports medicine}, year={1981}, volume={15 1}, pages={30-2} }