The scrum (short for scrummage) is a fundamental facet of play in Rugby union and serves to restart the game after a stoppage in play.
Numerous studies attempt to explain this phenomenon and have shown, for example, that Black athletes have a higher capacity to resist fatigue under unfavourable hot and humid environmental conditions. In this study, we wanted to know if changing another environmental condition such as a lower concentration of oxygen in the air (i.e hypoxia) would have the same outcome?
Success in Rugby Union is dependent, in part, on the defensive strategy of the team. Understanding the characteristics of successful and unsuccessful performances in matches is important for match strategy and training design,
Barefoot running has become a popular topic of interest, driven by various claims. Mass media, evolutionary anthropologists and pro-barefooters are convinced that we are born to run barefoot. Benefits that are proposed include treatment for injury, strength and more economical running.