Table 2

Severity of concussions sustained in the first and second halves of matches as a function of match format (Rugby-7s, Rugby-15s) and playing position (backs, forwards, all players)

Game format; playing positionSeverity; days (95%CI)
MeanMedian
Rugby-7s
 Backs (n=21)17.6 (13.0 to 22.2)20 (8 to 28)
 Forwards (n=13)21.8 (12.9 to 30.7)22 (8 to 26)
 All players (n=34)19.3 (14.8 to 23.6)20 (9 to 24)
Rugby-15s
 Backs (n=93)9.2 (7.6 to 10.8)7 (5 to 8)
 Forwards (n=104)11.0 (8.7 to 13.3)7 (6 to 8)
 All players (n=197)10.1 (8.7 to 11.5)7 (6 to 8)