Injury Risk in New Zealand Rugby Union; A Nationwide Study of Injury Insurance Claims from 2005 to 2017

New Zealand Rugby’s (NZR) and ACC’s latest research has pinpointed the most common types of injury for each age range.

A world-first, this research provides an in-depth snapshot of New Zealand’s rugby playing population. NZR and ACC combined the national database of registered players with ACC’s injury statistics over a 12-year period to highlight the most common injuries for rugby players according to their age and gender.

Injury Risk in New Zealand Rugby Union; A Nationwide Study of Injury Insurance Claims from 2005 to 2017 is available here.

Complementary research also demonstrated the success of RugbySmart highlighting a significant reduction in injuries. RugbySmart: Challenges and lessons from the implementation of a nationwide sports injury prevention partnership programme is available here.