Table 8

Match injuries sustained as a function of match activity

Match activityProportion of match injuries, % (95% CI)
BacksForwardsAll players
Collision*20.5 (12.0 to 28.9)13.4 (6.0 to 20.8)17.1 (11.4 to 22.7)
Kicking3.4 (0 to 7.2)0.0 (–)1.8 (0 to 3.7)
Lineout0.0 (–)3.7 (0 to 7.7)1.8 (0 to 3.7)
Maul1.1 (0 to 3.4)6.1 (0.9 to 11.3)3.5 (0.8 to 6.3)
Ruck2.3 (0 to 5.4)9.8 (3.3 to 16.2)5.9 (2.3 to 9.4)
Running18.2 (10.1 to 26.2)18.3 (9.9 to 26.7)18.2 (12.4 to 24.0)
Scrum0.0 (–)6.1 (0.9 to 11.3)2.9 (0.4 to 5.5)
Being-tackled31.8 (22.1 to 41.5)17.1 (8.9 to 25.2)24.7 (18.2 to 31.2)
Tackling20.5 (12.0 to 28.9)22.0 (13.0 to 30.9)21.2 (15.0 to 27.3)
Other2.3 (0 to 5.4)3.7 (0 to 7.7)2.9 (0.4 to 5.5)
  • *Accidental and non-accidental collisions.