Table 14

Summary of tackle factors signifi cantly (p<0.01) increasing the propensity for ball carriers and tacklers to be injured

Risk factorAspect of risk factor increasing the player’s propensity for injury
Ball carrierTacklers
Pretackle
 Playing positionMidfield back
 Speed into tackleHighHigh
Tackle
TypeCollisionCollision
Body region struckHead/neckHead/neck
Impact forceHighHigh