When it comes to professional players, nothing is left to chance. A Romanian laboratory ran a study on a team, analyzing the body composition of each member, from muscle density to bones mineral composition. Every parameter that could be influenced by training, sleeping, or eating was gathered and captured to the other. The outcome is quite revealing: "the number of injuries is directly correlated to high levels of body fat percentage, low lean mass, and edema scores"
Source: De Gruyter Open
No body part should be left behind
Both body resistance and peak velocity need to be trained in order to ensure a great endurance. Those aspect should be part of the training routine from early age to first grade level, as the body changes through youth. This path allow rugby player to cross their limits without the risk of hurting themselves
Touch Rugby: Safe for everyone?
Touch rugby is a popular practice within young rugby enthusiasts for it's fewer contacts. It looks less dangerous, and was supposed to actually be safer. A recent study showed that, even if the amount of injuries is lower than regular rugby, a noticeable part of the female population within players develop more musculoskeletal injuries than males.
Source: African Journals Online