At Skadefri you can read more about how you can reduce the risk of injury when you play rugby.
You can also download the Get set app, which gives you exercise programs directly on your mobile:
A good warm-up before each training session and match can reduce the number of injuries and concussions in rugby. Proper handling and landing techniques are also essential to reduce the risk of injury. With the exercises we show you here, you train strength and body control while you warm up the whole body and get it ready for further activity.
Most injuries in rugby occur during matches, and not surprisingly, more than half of them occur in tackles and contact situations. The most common injuries in rugby are:
Most of these injuries are concussions, acute knee injuries, shoulder and ankle injuries. Muscle strain in the groin and veins is also common. Concussions are one of the injuries that lead to the most absenteeism in rugby, and can also have serious consequences off the field. It is therefore very important to get a correct diagnosis at an early stage if a concussion is suspected.
- Dislocated shoulder
- Collarbone fracture
- Knee injuries – anterior and posterior cruciate ligament injuries, side ligament injuries
- Ankle cover
- Muscle tension in groin and thighs
Here is a link to an exercise program that builds up the body so you can prevent injuries.