Our latest health study with the RFU highlights the dramatic effect of a new exercise protocol on injury prevention in rugby. Credit: RFU.
Getting young rugby players to complete new balance, strength and movement exercises before matches and in training can reduce injuries by over 70%, according to a benchmark study released today (Thursday 18 May 2017).
Published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the findings of the School Injury Prevention Study – which was led by the University’s Department for Health and the Rugby Football Union (RFU) from 2013-16 – show the dramatic effect of a newly-devised exercise programme in reducing overall injuries for youth rugby.
The recommendations will now be rolled out nationwide by the RFU in preparation for next season.