Rugby

Rugby

Injuries and Concussions in Female High School Rugby: Prevention is Worth a Try

Shill IJ, West SW, Sick S, Schneider K, Hagel BE, Pasanen K, Wiley JP, Emery CA, Black AM

Clin J Sport Med November 2021


Who participated in this study?

214 female high school rugby players in year 1 and 207 female high school players in year 2.

When did this study occur?

During the Calgary Senior High School Athletics Association 2018 and 2019 rugby competition.

Why did we do this research?

To describe injury and concussion rates and mechanisms in female high school rugby players.

What did we find?

Injury and concussion rates are high in female high school rugby, with the tackle accounting for the highest proportion of injuries.

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Canadian High School Rugby Coaches Readiness for an Injury Prevention Strategy Implementation

Shill IJ, Räisänen A, Black AM, Barden C, van den Berg C, McKay CD, West SW, Pasanen K, Hagel BE, Emery CA

Front Sports Act Living. May 2021


Who participated in this study?

48 coaches

When did this study occur?

January to March 2020

Why did we do this research?

To describe Canadian youth rugby coach injury prevention beliefs and attitudes, and current warm-up practices. To evaluate intention to use a rugby-specific neuromuscular training warm-up.

What did we find?

Canadian rugby coach intention to use a rugby-specific neuromuscular training warm-up is high.

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Baseline Performance of High School Rugby Players on the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 5

Black AM, Miutz LN, Kv VW, Schneider KJ, Yeates KO, Emery CA

J Athl Train. February 2020


Who participated in this study?

380 high school rugby union players, aged 15-18 years

When did this study occur?

The 2018 rugby season.

Why did we do this research?

To provide reference scores for high school rugby union players on the SCAT5.

What did we find?

Using the 10-word list option reduced the likelihood of a ceiling effect during the memory section.

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The Association of History of Concussion with Baseline Scores on Sport Concussion Assessment Tool

Black AM, Miutz LN, Eliason PH, Schneider K, Yeates KO, Emery CA

Orthop J Sports Med March 2019


Who participated in this study?

388 high school rugby players, aged 15-18, in Calgary, Alberta

When did this study occur?

2018 high school rugby season

Why did we do this research?

To examine the association between having previous history of concussion and SCAT5 scores.

What did we find?

Players with previous history of concussion obtained similar baseline scores to players without previous history of concussion on all components of the SCAT5.

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