Most dangerous position in Rugby.

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Most dangerous position in Rugby.

Post by Artful_Dodger on Tue 16 Feb 2016, 3:30 pm

Thought there might be some interest in this research carried out on Top14 injuries. The data says the most dangerous position is Hooker whilst Fly Halfs are the most likely to suffer concussion. Assuming the latter is a result of 10s being targetted with big hits.

http://www.rugbyworld.com/takingpart/fitness-takingpart/study-in-france-reveals-findings-on-frequency-of-rugby-injuries-by-position-54325

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Re: Most dangerous position in Rugby.

Post by propdavid_london on Wed 17 Feb 2016, 11:55 am

I am surprised at some of those stats. Back injuries are particularly prevelant in the Front row....especially for the more modern 'taller' props.
Also surprised that kneck injuries arent higher for TH props....but again I suppose they are conditioned specifically for stresses to that area

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Re: Most dangerous position in Rugby.

Post by propdavid_london on Wed 17 Feb 2016, 12:58 pm

Mind you I can also understand the half backs thing....I've played in games where pretty much the only tactic is - smash 10. And no.9s are just gobby so smashing them is a bit of a bonus

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Re: Most dangerous position in Rugby.

Post by Gooseberry on Wed 17 Feb 2016, 1:48 pm

Most dangerous position if you have a vague connection to England is 12, average survival rate of about 6 caps.

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Re: Most dangerous position in Rugby.

Post by propdavid_london on Wed 17 Feb 2016, 3:04 pm

From 2000 onwards - you are right - there are probably quite a few with less than 6 caps

1220 Leon Lloyd (centre) 2000-06-17 v South Africa at Pretoria
1231 Olly Barkley (centre) 2001-06-16 v United States of America at San Francisco
1238 Henry Paul (centre) 2002-03-02 v France at Stade de France
1295 Danny Cipriani (centre) 2008-02-02 v Wales at Twickenham
1315 Sam Vesty (centre) 2009-06-06 v Argentina at Old Trafford
1317 Ayoola Erinle (centre) 2009-11-07 v Australia at Twickenham
1225 Jamie Noon centre 2001-06-02 v Canada at Markham
1230 Fraser Waters centre 2001-06-16 v United States of America at San Francisco
1239 Geoff Appleford centre 2002-06-22 v Argentina at Buenos Aires
1243 Ben Johnston centre 2002-06-22 v Argentina at Buenos Aires
1248 Stuart Abbott centre 2003-08-23 v Wales at Millennium Stadium
1260 Mathew Tait centre 2005-02-05 v Wales at Millennium Stadium
1274 Anthony Allen centre 2006-11-05 v New Zealand at Twickenham
1278 Andy Farrell centre 2007-02-03 v Scotland at Twickenham
1293 Dan Hipkiss centre 2007-08-04 v Wales at Twickenham
1305 Riki Flutey centre 2008-11-08 v Pacific Islanders at Twickenham
1313 Tom May centre 2009-06-06 v Argentina at Old Trafford
1338 Jordan Turner-Hall (centre) 2012-02-04 v Scotland at Murrayfield
1353 Kyle Eastmond (centre) 2013-06-08 v Argentina at Salta
1324 Shontayne Hape centre 2010-06-12 v Australia at Perth
1329 Manu Tuilagi centre 2011-08-06 v Wales at Twickenham
1333 Brad Barritt centre 2012-02-04 v Scotland at Murrayfield
1335 Owen Farrell centre 2012-02-04 v Scotland at Murrayfield
1350 Billy Twelvetrees centre 2013-02-02 v Scotland at Twickenham
1359 Joel Tomkins centre 2013-11-02 v Australia at Twickenham
1361 Luther Burrell centre 2014-02-01 v France at Paris
1369 Sam Burgess centre 2015-08-15 v France at Twickenham
1371 Henry Slade centre 2015-08-15 v France at Twickenham

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Re: Most dangerous position in Rugby.

Post by yappysnap on Thu 18 Feb 2016, 7:42 am

I always assumed fly half was the most dangerous, as you're at risk from all those Neanderthals in the pack running in to you (sometimes legally).

After that I'd have guessed centre/flanker as they both get through the most work (usually) and are in the most contact, and are usually where the crazies like to hang out.

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