Table 9

 Injury incidence and severity as a function of playing level

CompetitionForwardsBacksAll
Incidence (95% CI)Severity (95% CI)Incidence (95% CI)Severity (95% CI)Incidence (95% CI)Severity (95% CI)
National Cup123 (91 to 156)28 (10 to 46)105 (74 to 137)15 (8 to 21)115 (92 to 138)22 (12 to 33)
Premiership100 (92 to 109)18 (15 to 20)95 (86 to 104)17 (14 to 20)98 (92 to 104)17 (15 to 19)
European Cup83 (63 to 103)18 (8 to 27)77 (57 to 98)25 (16 to 34)81 (66 to 95)21 (15 to 27)
European Challenge Cup/Shield77 (56 to 97)12 (7 to 17)93 (68 to 117)18 (10 to 25)84 (68 to 100)15 (11 to 20)
Friendly/2nd team69 (57 to 81)18 (13 to 24)79 (64 to 93)20 (13 to 28)73 (64 to 83)19 (15 to 24)
All club competitions92 (86 to 98)18 (16 to 21)91 (84 to 97)18 (16 to 20)91 (87 to 96)18 (16 to 20)
International25194 (138 to 250)17 (8 to 26)246 (178 to 312)11 (2 to 21)217 (175 to 261)14 (8 to 21)