Research by University of Bath shows overall injury reduction by 72% & concussion by 59%
Research conducted by University of Bath & published in British Journal of Sports Medicine showed startling results. This study is the first of its kind in contact sport and was described during the academic peer review process as ‘the benchmark for studies of this kind.
Involving 40 schools and nearly 2,500 players aged 14–18 years, researchers found that overall injuries fell by 72% when players completed the new exercises at least three times a week. Concussion injuries were reduced by 59%.
The RFU, who commissioned the study, will roll out these findings across the community game and are developing training resources for clubs, schools and coaches. See below for the full article:
Updated 15:40 - 4 Jun 2017 by Mark Jones