The Differences in Selected Performance Indicators Among Top Four and Bottom Four Teams in MASUM Rugby Sevens Tournament

  • Ahmad Naim Ismail
  • Siti Hartini Azmi
  • Norasrudin SulaimanEmail author
Conference paper


This study aims to investigate the differences in selected performance indicators among the top four and bottom four teams who participate in MASUM 2015 Rugby 7s tournament. The data was collected from eight teams, namely the top four and bottom four teams, which are competed in the stages of grouping, quarterfinal, semifinal, and final, for this tournament. A total of 15 performance indicators were selected as the variables for this study. Descriptive and inferential statistics were employed to analyze the data. The results show that there exists a significant difference among the top four and bottom four teams for the performance indicators of (tackles missed, p = 0.02; conversion kick in, p = 0.02; conversion kick out, p = 0.02; try, p = 0.03; and maul, p = 0.03). The others performance indicators in this study show no significant difference among the top four and bottom four teams. The results presented in this study might be useful as a reference for coaches in designing training programs for the next MASUM Rugby Sevens tournament.


Performance analysis Performance indicators Rugby 7’s Top-bottom team characteristics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahmad Naim Ismail
    • 1
  • Siti Hartini Azmi
    • 2
  • Norasrudin Sulaiman
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Faculty of Sports Science and RecreationUniversiti Teknologi MARAShah AlamMalaysia
  2. 2.Faculty of Coaching ScienceUniversiti Pendidikan Sultan IdrisTanjung MalimMalaysia

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