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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2020, Vol. 7, Issue 4, Part D

Player positions: Anthropometric and physical fitness in elite rugby


Author(s): Joshua Hinley Singa, Patricia Pawa Pitil and Wan Juliana Emeih Wahed

Abstract: The aim of this study was to measure the anthropometric and physical fitness (speed, agility, power, and aerobic fitness) of elite rugby players by play positions. Data were collected during an in-season period and comprised of body weight and height, 30-m sprint test, 505 agility test, Sergeant jump test, and 20-m multistage shuttle run test. The independent sample t-test demonstrated significant differences between backs and forwards for weight, speed, agility, power, and aerobic fitness. Back players were faster, more agile, and aerobically fitter than the forward players. Forwards, who are responsible in contact and collision situations were heavier. The relationships between the weight and physical fitness were moderate and strong. Overall, the rugby players were fast and agile, but fair in power and aerobic fitness. These findings provide normative profiles for specific positions and can be a guideline for player selection or junior development programs.

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How to cite this article:
Joshua Hinley Singa, Patricia Pawa Pitil, Wan Juliana Emeih Wahed. Player positions: Anthropometric and physical fitness in elite rugby. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2020;7(4):218-222.
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