Prodigious alcohol consumption by Australian rugby league footballers

Drug Alcohol Rev. 1992;11(2):193-5. doi: 10.1080/09595239200185691.


As an incidental finding in a general 'life-style' survey, amateur rugby footballers were found to drink prodigious (12-24 schooners per session) quantities of beer. Such drinking was regarded by the players as part of the traditions of mateship associated with the game. The need for intervention is discussed.