Nature of Tackles That Result in Injury in Professional Rugby League

  title={Nature of Tackles That Result in Injury in Professional Rugby League},
  author={Doug A. King and Patria A. Hume and Trevor N Clark},
  journal={Research in Sports Medicine},
  pages={104 - 86}
A total of 31,655 tackles in 48 professional rugby league matches were coded from video for height and direction of tackle on the ball carrier. Injuries were recorded by team medical staff for injury date, time, site, type, mechanism, severity, and player position. Tackle-related injuries were most frequently the result of two tacklers being involved in tackling the ball carrier from the side at shoulder or midtorso body levels. The ball carrier had a higher injury rate when tackled from behind… 

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