Table 8

Comparison of incidence of injuries by position according to different authors.

This study 1999Van Heerden14 1976Roy15 1974Clark10 1990O'Brien2 1990Stokes8 1994
All values are percentages, and rank order is in parentheses.
1.Flanker15.5 (1)10 (4)11 (2) 8 (5)10.7 (6)13.4 (1)
2.Hooker11.6 (2) 9.1 (5)11 (2)19 (1)11.2 (5) 8.8 (8)
3.Prop11.5 (3) 8.4 (7) 9 (5) 6 (7)12.9 (3) 7.9 (9)
4.No 810.8 (4) 8.6 (6)14 (1) 8 (5) 6.4 (8) 6.7 (10)
5.Fullback11.1 (5)10.5 (3) 9.5 (4)11 (3)15.3 (1)10.9 (4)
6.Fly half 8.3 (6) 7.5 (8) 8.5 (6) 7 (6) 7.5 (7) 9.5 (6)
7.Second row 7.8 (7) 8.4 (7)11 (2) 6 (7) 6.4 (8) 9 (7)
8.Scrum half 7.8 (7)14.2 (1) 7 (7) 5 (8) 3.2 (9)10.2 (5)
9.Centre 7.6 (9)10.5 (3) 9 (5)10 (4)14 (2)11.8 (2)
10.Wing 7.6 (9)12 (2)10.5 (3)15 (2)12.3 (4)11.4 (3)
Forwards57.344.5564747.645.8
Backs42.655.5445352.454.2