Injury data collection in the rugby codes

Aust J Sci Med Sport. 1995 Jun;27(2):38-42.


A large number of studies into injuries in rugby union and league have been conducted. This review analysed published reports on rugby injuries in relation to their methodological rigour. Desirable criteria for sports injury data collection were identified from the literature. Each study was then analysed in respect to the criteria. Results indicated that no studies met all of the desirable criteria. Recommendations for sports injury methodological design are given.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Football / injuries*
  • Humans