TOUGH BUT NOT ROUGH: WHAT DOES BIOMECHANICS FEED INTO THE RUGBY SCRUM?
Keywords: impacts, mechanical stresses, injury prevention, performance, technique
AbstractThe aim of this paper is to present the “Biomechanics of the Rugby Scrum” project, a three-year research programme that thoroughly studied the kinematics and kinetics of rugby union scrummaging with a view to identifying safer scrum engagement techniques. The outcomes of the study will be analysed and their implications for injury prevention and performance will be discussed.
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