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Sports 2015, 3(1), 21-29;

Epidemiological Review of Injuries in Rugby Union

Training Center of the Ligue Belge Francophone de Rugby (LBFR, Belgian French-speaking Rugby League), ADEPS du Blanc Gravier, Allée des Sports, P63, Liège 4000, Belgium
Multidisciplinary Medical and Sports Traumatology Service (SPORTS2), Liège CHU, Service de Médecine de l'Appareil Locomoteur et Traumatologie du Sport, CHU et Université de Liège, Avenue de l'Hôpital, B35, Liège 4000, Belgium
Department of Motricity Sciences, University of Liège, Allée des Sports, P63, Liège 4000, Belgium
Medical Commission of the Fédération Française de Rugby (FFR, French Rugby Federation), Marcoussis 91460, France
Medical Commission of the Fédération Belge de Rugby (FBRB, Belgian Rugby Federation), Brussels 1020, Belgium
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Academic Editor: Arno Schmidt-Trucksäss
Received: 21 November 2013 / Accepted: 14 January 2015 / Published: 23 January 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sports Medicine)
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Rugby is a sport that is growing in popularity. A contact sport par excellence, it causes a significant number of injuries. In Rugby Union, there are 30 to 91 injuries per 1000 match hours. This epidemiological review of injuries incurred by rugby players mentions the position and type of injuries, the causes, time during the match and season in which they occur and the players’ positions as well as the length of players’ absences following the injury. View Full-Text
Keywords: injuries; Rugby Union; epidemiology injuries; Rugby Union; epidemiology
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Kaux, J.-F.; Julia, M.; Delvaux, F.; Croisier, J.-L.; Forthomme, B.; Monnot, D.; Chupin, M.; Crielaard, J.-M.; Goff, C.L.; Durez, P.; Ernst, P.; Guns, S.; Laly, A. Epidemiological Review of Injuries in Rugby Union. Sports 2015, 3, 21-29.

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