Table 4 Incidence of match and training injuries grouped by injury severity and playing position
Activity/Injury severityIncidence of injury, injuries/1000 player-hours (95% CI)
ForwardsBacksAll players
Match injuries
    Minimal21.5 (14.2 to 32.6)20.1 (12.7 to 31.9)20.8 (15.3 to 28.4)
    Mild27.4 (18.9 to 39.6)21.2 (13.5 to 33.3)24.5 (18.4 to 32.6)
    Moderate20.5 (13.4 to 31.5)26.8 (18.0 to 40.0)23.4 (17.5 to 31.4)
    Severe14.7 (8.8 to 24.3)15.6 (9.3 to 26.4)15.1 (10.5 to 21.7)
    All severities84.0 (68.0 to 103.8)83.7 (66.8 to 105.0)83.9 (71.9 to 97.9)
Training injuries
    Minimal1.0 (0.5 to 1.9)0.8 (0.3 to 1.7)0.9 (0.5 to 1.5)
    Mild0.5 (0.2 to 1.3)0.8 (0.3 to 1.7)0.6 (0.4 to 1.2)
    Moderate1.2 (0.7 to 2.2)1.7 (1.0 to 2.8)1.4 (0.9 to 2.1)
    Severe0.8 (0.4 to 1.6)0.4 (0.1 to 1.2)0.6 (0.3 to 1.1)
    All severities3.5 (2.5 to 4.9)3.6 (2.5 to 5.2)3.5 (2.7 to 4.5)