Table 5

Percentages of injuries by field position within different divisional categories and total. (χ2 = 50.25; nine degrees of freedom; p<0.01); forwards and backs are also compared within categories

SeniorUnder 21Under 19Under 17Under 16Under 15Total
All values are percentages.
1.Flanker13211812151415.5
2.Hooker1017615101211.6
3.Prop1181416101011.5
4.Fullback1191012151011.1
5.No 811139891510.8
6.Fly half10888798.3
7.Second row108108657.8
8.Scrum half641377107.8
9.Wing98551277.6
10.Inside9479987.6
Forwards55675759505657.3
Backs45334341504442.6