Table 4

How rugby union may contribute to national and international physical activity (PA) guideline domains

Type of rugby unionPA domains
Moderate-to-vigorous intensity PANon-sedentary behaviourMuscle/bone strengthening activityBalance-enhancing activity
Contact rugby unionYesYesResearch gapResearch gap
Non-contact (touch/ tag) rugbyYesYesYes (increase in lean mass)Research gap
Wheelchair rugbyYesYesYes (increase in lean mass)Research gap