TOUGH BUT NOT ROUGH: WHAT DOES BIOMECHANICS FEED INTO THE RUGBY SCRUM?

  • Ezio Preatoni
  • Dario Cazzola
  • Keith A. Stokes
  • Michael E. England
  • Grant Trewartha
Keywords: impacts, mechanical stresses, injury prevention, performance, technique

Abstract

The 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.
Published
2013-09-08