In collaboration with the University of Bath, the RFU ran two injury prevention studies which at the time were the largest of their kind in the world. One study was carried out in the adult men’s game and the other was a schoolboy study.
The findings led to the introduction of the exercise programme, Activate. The exercises included in the programme are designed to improve functional conditioning and movement control, which contributes to reducing the risk of injury, including concussion.
For more information on other research studies that the RFU are involved with please visit Toolkit 10.
More detail on the studies and research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine is available as PDFs below.