Navigation Links
Academic issues warning on schoolboy rugby

A new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine* highlights the injury risks for schoolboys playing rugby.

The research shows that the chance of a school player suffering an injury during a single season is at least 12 per cent and, according to some research, could be as high as 90 per cent.

The researchers from Queen Mary, University of London and Cass Business School, City University say there is an urgent need to inform children, parents and coaches alike about the level of risk involved and that more should be done to reduce the risk.

Professor Allyson Pollock, a public health physician at Queen Mary explained: "We know that injuries are common among rugby players and a number of studies have attempted to quantify the risk. What we've done is tried to make the numbers accessible to parents, teachers and children by translating the epidemiological data into the risk of injury to an individual player.

"Depending on exactly how you define an injury and which data we used, this figure ranges from 12 to 90 per cent for each player over a season. But the message is clear; injury rates due to rugby among schoolboys are high and most parents and children don't realise how high.

"This is important because in some schools rugby is a compulsory sport. Yet playing can often result in serious injury, significant amounts of time off school and chronic disability. This has knock-on consequences for the children's education and ability to continue playing sport."

Professor Pollock and her team say that government and educational establishments need to collect injury data so that the public can be properly informed about the risks and nature of injures. More research is needed into how children, parents and coaches can be properly informed about the risk associated with playing rugby.

She explains: "Rugby is a contact sport associated with high risks of injury. Studies show that the phases of play when most injuries occur are the tackle and scrum. It is therefore self evident that the Laws of the Game for school rugby should be changed to make the game safer."


Contact: Kerry Noble
Queen Mary, University of London

Related medicine news :

1. Gender Gaps Persist in Pay at Academic Medical Centers
2. Experts from Children's National Medical Center to present at Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting
3. Almac's North Carolina Facility Continues Growth in Academically Based Clinical Trials
4. Academic Impacts of Concussions for Students at Issue in House of Representatives
5. Brain Academy's Revolutionary New Approach to Tutoring and Test Prep Helps Students Find Academic Success
6. Academic internists release principles for Medicare GME reform
7. A New Approach to Quantifying Risk of Developing Lung Cancer is published in Academic Radiology
8. Third Largest School District in South Carolina to Roll Out More Than 3,500 Aerohive Access Points to Enhance Academic Achievement
9. Top down approach helps academic medical center reduce unnecessary emergency department X-rays
10. VCU first Virginia institution to join national network of academic research centers
11. Sex between adolescents in romantic relationships is often harmless to their academics
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... four states in the U.S. require dental technicians to be certified or obtain ... industry, NADL created the “What’s In Your Mouth?” campaign to inform dentists that ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... MN (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... at . The directory is specialized and only includes chiropractic clinics ... to find a competent and trustworthy alternative health practitioner when back pain sets ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... experience this summer, ushering in a new era of publicly accessible automated technology. ... shuttle, will continue to offer guests an up-close look at the shuttle at ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... and fun atmosphere for Halloween festivities, the Word of Life Christian Church of ... board game, and featuring a giant 1.25 ton pile of candy dubbed “Candy ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... community across the United States to access life-saving information provided directly ... Mesothelioma will consist of three individual conferences in three major cities: Houston, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2015)... 30, 2015 Nevro Corp. (NYSE: NVRO ), ... solutions for the treatment of chronic pain, today announced that ... Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has denied instituting an ... (the ,102 patent).  --> ... Scientific Corporation filed two petitions challenging the validity of certain ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... SAN FRANCISCO , Nov. 30, 2015 ... and Designers of Things (DoT ) co-located events ... Printing and the Internet of Things, will draw more ... San Jose Convention Center. The events, combined ... their latest technologies. --> ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... and BOCA RATON, Fla. ... for the Commercialization of Public Research (the Institute) ... with KynderMed , a medical device start-up company ... supports new company creation based on publicly-funded research, and ... Florida -based universities and research institutions. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: