Table 1

Descriptive statistics for players' average workload and injuries over the duration of the study

VariablePhase of seasonTotal
Pre-originOriginPost-origin
Injuries (n)14151140
Distance (m)9574 (4099)10 815 (5311)8960 (5871)9780 (5205)
High-speed distance (m)677 (462)668 (467)525 (442)621 (461)
High-speed distance/total distance (%)7.2 (4.8)6.1 (2.4)6.0 (3.1)6.4 (3.7)
  • Data are mean (SD) for load measures and count for injuries. Phase of season divides the season into three periods around the ‘State of Origin’ interstate series: ‘pre-origin’ (weeks 1–8), ‘origin’ (weeks 9–17) and ‘post-origin’ (weeks 18–26).