ERIC Number: EJ638427
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Physical Fitness Qualities of Professional Rugby League Football Players: Determination of Positional Differences.
Meir, Rudi; Newton, Robert; Curtis, Edgar; Fardell, Matthew; Butler, Benjamin
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, v15 n4 p450-58 Nov 2001
Australian and English professional rugby players completed various physical fitness performance tests to determine differences when grouping players into three different rugby positional categories. Results found minimal differences in test scores on the basis of players' specific positions on a team, however, when players were grouped according to broader positional categories, more distinct performance and anthropometric differences appeared. (SM)
Descriptors: Aerobics, Athletes, Body Weight, Classification, Foreign Countries, Groups, Muscular Strength, Physical Fitness, Skill Development, Tests, Training, Velocity
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; United Kingdom (England)