Rugby sevens has now been introduced as an Olympic sport at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Despite inclusion as an Olympic sport, there is limited research investigating rugby sevens matches with even less known about the current training practices of international rugby sevens teams. The two studies of the present thesis aim to address the imbalance of research between matches and training practices, by quantifying the movement patterns of training camps and the effect of defensive pressure on the frequency and execution of key attacking skills.
|Date of Award
|16 Feb 2016
|Justin Keogh (Supervisor) & Chris P McLellan (Supervisor)