Table 1

Self reported use of protective equipment during rugby union

Type of protective equipment
Context of playMouthguard (n=131)Shoulder pads (n=51)Ankle taping (n=14)Helmet/headgear (n=111)
Values are the proportion (%) of all players who stated they used the particular item.
Training only0.8014.30
Games only36.684.364.354.1
Both62.615.721.445.9