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Epidemiology of concussion in elite rugby union

Written by on January 19, 2015 in Rugby

Authors: Colin W Fuller, Aileen Taylor, Martin Raftery

To determine the incidence, nature and causes of concussions sustained during men’s elite professional Rugby-7s and Rugby-15s.

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The epidemiology of injuries in English youth community rugby union

Written by on January 19, 2015 in Rugby

Authors: Christine M Haseler, Michael R Carmont and Michael England

Recent studies report the incidence and epidemiology of injury in professional rugby union; however, there is limited research in amateur and youth rugby. Injuries in youth rugby may have consequences for sports participation and physical development. The authors performed a prospective cohort study of injuries during youth community rugby.

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Concussions in amateur rugby union identified with the use of a rapid visual screening tool

Written by on January 19, 2015 in Rugby

Authors: Doug King a,⁎, Matt Brughelli a, Patria Hume a, Conor Gissane b

To use the King-Devick (KD) test and Sports Concussion Assessment Tool 2 (SCAT2) in amateur rugby union players to identify witnessed and unrecognised episodes of concussion that occurred from match participation

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Concussion history and reporting rates in elite Irish rugby union players

Written by on January 19, 2015 in Rugby

Authors: Michael R. Fraas a,b,*, Garrett F. Coughlan c, Emily C. Hart b,d, Conor McCarthy c

To determine the self-reported, seasonal rates of concussion and the reporting practices among Irish rugby union players.

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