Individual Study / Gabbett et al.; J Sci Med Sport. 2014

Influence of field position and phase of play on the physical demands of match-play in professional rugby league forwards

Influence of field position and phase of play on the physical demands of match-play in professional rugby league forwards

Initiatives -
The physical demands placed on forwards in elite rugby league matches, with special reference to how these demands differed between attack and defence, and in different field positions was investigate. Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.
Start Year
2014
End Year
2014
Funding
No sources of funding were used to conduct this study.

Design

Study design
Population cohort

Marker Paper

Gabbett TJ, Polley C, Dwyer DB, Kearney S, Corvo A. Influence of field position and phase of play on the physical demands of match-play in professional rugby league forwards. J Sci Med Sport. 2014;17(5):556‐561. doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2013.08.002

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Number of participants

Number of participants
22
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

Twenty-two rugby league players (26 ± 3 years) from the same professional club participated in this study.
Selection Criteria
Gender
men
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • Australia
Ethnic Origin
Health Status

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • General population

Number of participants

Number of participants
22
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
Global positioning system (GPS) analysis was completed during 23 matches. Video footage was synchronised with the GPS files and coded for the time spent in attack and defence, and in one of three different field positions (0–30 m, 31–70 m, 71–100 m).
Start Date
2014
End Date
2014
Data sources
  • Geospatial technology
    • Global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) (e.g. GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, etc.)