Physical collisions and injury in professional rugby league match-play.

@article{Gabbett2011PhysicalCA,
  title={Physical collisions and injury in professional rugby league match-play.},
  author={Tim J. Gabbett and David G. Jenkins and Bruce Abernethy},
  journal={Journal of science and medicine in sport},
  year={2011},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={210-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To document the frequency of physical collisions and incidence of contact injury in professional rugby league match-play. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. METHODS Video recordings of 77 National Rugby League (NRL) matches were coded for the number and type of physical collisions in which players were involved. Each match was analysed and coded for defensive (i.e. tackles, missed tackles, and ineffective tackles) and attacking collisions (i.e. tackled in possession, broken tackles… CONTINUE READING

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