Rugby players wanted for international research project

Researchers at the University of Bath are looking for local first team rugby players to participate in a project looking at evasive running movements and the link to injuries.

Dr Bridget Munro, senior researcher from the University of Wollongong, Australia, has joined forces with sports scientists in the School for Health to examine how side-stepping in rugby, used by players such as former England and Bath star Jason Robinson, can reduce the likelihood of knee injuries and enhance performance.

Participants will benefit from analysis of their lower limb muscle strength, agility and performance of side-stepping movement patterns in two sessions at the world-class sporting facilities at the University. The project runs throughout August and September.

If you would like to get involved and are aged 18-35, participate in first team rugby and have no current injuries, please contact Bridget Munro or Grant Trewartha on 01225 385176, email: bmunro@uow.edu.au.

 

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