A Systematic Review of Type of Injury Among Rugby Union Players

  • Megat Ahmad Aslam Megat Azman
  • Norazhan Che Lan
  • Siti Hartini Azmi
  • Norasrudin SulaimanEmail author
Conference paper


Rugby union is a full-contact sport that the rate of injuries is higher. Multiple studies discovered rate and type of injuries occurred in rugby union influences by many factors. Hence, the aim of this study is to identify the type of injury occur in rugby union and identify the comparison of approach on leading to injury. In addition, the study is also able to ascertain injury rate based on player position. Therefore, the study was conducted by systemic review on previous articles and journals, then the data will analyze by meta-analysis method. The result shown probability of injury occurs as high as 57.2% per 1000 player-hours. The results also showed that most of the injuries were soft muscle injuries and position of player did not influence the injuries rate and type.


Rugby union Injury 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Megat Ahmad Aslam Megat Azman
    • 1
  • Norazhan Che Lan
    • 1
  • Siti Hartini Azmi
    • 2
  • Norasrudin Sulaiman
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Faculty of Sport Science and RecreationUniversiti Technologi Mara (UiTM Shah Alam)Shah AlamMalaysia
  2. 2.Faculty of Sport Science and CoachingUniversiti Pendidikan Sultan IdrisTanjung Malim, PerakMalaysia

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