Rugby Science


With a strong footprint in Rugby Science, our research has impacted on rugby rules, resulting in a reduction in catastrophic injuries.

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Prof. Mike Lambert and Dr Sharief Hendricks continue to change the face of Rugby Science through their ongoing research to make the game safer while improving performance. The scientists use a range of methodologies, including the collision sport simulator, which is novel equipment used to investigate questions on the tackle.

Some of the published research of this group can be viewed here