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Delahunty, Sinéad E.; Delahunt, Eamonn; Condon, Brian; Toomey, David; Blake, Catherine – Journal of School Health, 2015
Background: Youth rugby players represent 45.2% (N?=?69,472) of the Irish rugby union playing population. The risk and consequences of concussion injury are of particular concern in these young athletes, but limited epidemiological data exists. This study investigated annual and lifetime prevalence of concussion in an Irish schoolboy rugby union…
Descriptors: Athletes, Foreign Countries, Youth Programs, Head Injuries
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Goff, John Eric; Lipscombe, Trevor Davis – Physics Teacher, 2015
The hearts of sports fans were stirred recently by the fastest-ever try scored in international rugby. Welsh winger Dafydd Howells crossed the Fijian try line to score a mere six seconds after Angus O'Brien had started the game with a kickoff, in one of the fixtures in rugby's Junior World Cup played on June 2, 2014, in New Zealand. This…
Descriptors: Physics, Team Sports, Laboratory Experiments, Science Experiments
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Lemez, Srdjan; MacMahon, Clare; Weir, Patricia – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Annual age cohort groupings promote relative age effects (RAEs), which often, inadvertently, create participation and attainment biases between relatively older and younger players within the same age cohort. In a globally evolving sport, women's rugby team selection practices may potentially bypass qualified players as a result of maturational…
Descriptors: Womens Athletics, Age Differences, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis
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Morgulec-Adamowicz, Natalia; Kosmol, Andrzej; Molik, Bartosz; Yilla, Abu B.; Laskin, James J. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2011
The purpose of the study was to examine the sport-specific performance of wheelchair rugby players with regard to their classification. A group of 30 male athletes from the Polish Wheelchair Rugby League participated in the study. The seven International Wheelchair Rugby Federation classes were collapsed into four groups. Standardized measures of…
Descriptors: Athletes, Classification, Assistive Technology, Physical Disabilities
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Light, Richard L.; Evans, John R. – Sport, Education and Society, 2017
This article reports on an ongoing study that investigates the development of expertise in rugby league and Australian football by Indigenous Australians as a socially and culturally situated process of learning. Focused on the sampling phase of the Development Model of Participation in Sport (6-12 years of age), it combines narrative inquiry and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socialization, Cultural Influences, Expertise
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Sherry, Emma; Schulenkorf, Nico – Sport, Education and Society, 2016
League Bilong Laif (LBL) is a sport-for-development (SFD) programme that was established in 2013 as a three-way partnership between the Australian Government, the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Government (Department of Education) and the Australian Rugby League Commission (National Rugby League). As a contribution to addressing low rates of school…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Program Descriptions, Partnerships in Education, Outcomes of Education
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Shearer, David A.; Kilduff, Liam P.; Finn, Charlotte; Jones, Rhys M.; Bracken, Richard M.; Mellalieu, Stephen D.; Owen, Nic; Crewther, Blair T.; Cook, Christian J. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2015
Purpose: There is demand in applied sport settings to measure recovery briefly and accurately. Research indicates mood disturbance as the strongest psychological predictor of mental and physical recovery. The Brief Assessment of Mood (BAM) is a shortened version of the Profile of Mood States that can be completed in less than 30 s. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Team Sports, Psychological Patterns, Measures (Individuals)
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Kent, Peter – Management in Education, 2012
In this piece Peter Kent, headteacher of Lawrence Sheriff School in Rugby in the UK, reflects upon the role of the student voice in selecting and recruiting new teaching staff. Contextualised by some recent unsympathetic reporting in the UK media, Peter explains why for their school community, using the student voice to inform teacher recruitment…
Descriptors: Teacher Selection, Teacher Recruitment, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Albury, Kath; Carmody, Moira; Evers, Clifton; Lumby, Catharine – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2011
In 2004, the Australian National Rugby League (NRL) commissioned the Playing By The Rules research project in response to allegations of sexual assault by members of a professional rugby league team. This article offers an overview of the theoretical and methodological approaches adopted by the team, and the subsequent workplace education…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Prevention, Ethics, Males
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Williams, Shaun; Manley, Andrew – Sport, Education and Society, 2016
The primary purpose of this article is to provide an in-depth understanding of the manner in which surveillance technologies have become readily appropriated and utilised by elite Rugby Union coaches. It is conceded that positions adopted by populist writings commonly categorise the act of coaching as an educational activity that harnesses…
Descriptors: Athletes, Athletic Coaches, Semi Structured Interviews, Coaching (Performance)
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Light, Richard L.; Evans, John Robert – Sport, Education and Society, 2013
Bourdieu's analytic concept of "habitus" has provided a valuable means of theorising coach development but is yet to be operationalised in empirical research. This article redresses this oversight by drawing on a larger study that inquired into how the "coaching 'habitus'" of elite-level Australian and New Zealand rugby coaches…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Athletic Coaches, Team Sports, Foreign Countries
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Olsen, Edward B.; Caram, Courtney; Griffin, Mark – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2011
Rookie Rugby is a continuous team invasion game of tag with a ball. It is also inclusive giving every participant an active role regardless of their size, shape, gender, or experience. In essence, all players are quarterbacks who can run, catch, pass, tag, evade, and score. Thus, rugby empowers students to create and react, cooperate and compete,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Team Sports, Teamwork, Teaching Methods
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Kelly, Laura – History of Education, 2017
In recent years, there have been valuable studies of medical education that have highlighted the importance of shared educational activities and the changing image of the student. Less attention has been paid to how masculine ideals were passed on to students and how educational and extra-curricular spheres became sites for the maintenance of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Medical Students, School Culture, Masculinity
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McSharry, Majella – Irish Educational Studies, 2017
This article focuses on the inequalities experienced particularly by girls who attend co-educational secondary schools where specific male sports dominate school life. The research was undertaken in the Republic of Ireland in three schools known for the participation and success of boys' teams in Gaelic football, hurling and rugby. Through a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Secondary School Students, Coeducation
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Mouchet, Alain; Harvey, Stephen; Light, Richard – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2014
Background: While there is significant interest in coach behaviour during training sessions and recognition of what it could add to existing knowledge on coaching, in-game coach behaviour has received little attention. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify coaches' in-competition communications with rugby players, through a series of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Team Sports, Athletic Coaches, Athletes
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