Department for Health

Rugby teams asked to be part of new research into cause of injury

Wed Sep 19 09:35:00 BST 2012

Researchers from the Department for Health are looking for community rugby teams to take part in a study to improve understanding about the risk of injury in the game.

The team is working in partnership with the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and RFU Injured Players Foundation on the Community Rugby Injury Surveillance Project (CRISP) that aims to discover the cause of injury and which could result in changes in the way the game is played.

Dr Keith Stokes, Dr Grant Trewartha and Research Officer Dr Simon Roberts have been collecting data for three years and are now increasing the number of participating clubs to include over 100 throughout England.

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