Home > Fitness > Sport > Rugby Rugby All sections in Fitness » Exercise » Get Moving » In the gym » Leisure » Lifestages » Sport » Sports injuries » Running » Rugby » Walking » Cricket » Soccer » Cycling » Sports nutrition Rugby head injuries One in four rugby injuries are to the head. There are two types of head injury, namely external and internal. take a Flexibility test » Receive Health tips » Join Health24 on Facebook » Ask Fitness Expert » Sponsored: What could happen in the next 37 seconds? Why you need strength to run Rugby neck injuries If a rugby player suffers a serious injury in this category, death or permanent disability may be the result. Rugby shoulder injuries Shoulder injuries are common in rugby: up to 15-20% of all rugby injuries involve this part of the body. Rugby arm and hand injuries More than 10% of all rugby injuries involve the arms and hands. Rugby groin injuries Groin injuries are not only one of the main causes of missed games, but many players with chronic groin pain have their performances severely affected by the condition. Rugby injuries: new approach recommended An integrated new approach to rugby injuries is recommended by Sarfu (The South African Football Union) to decrease the incidence of rugby injuries. Rugby chest injuries Injuries to the chest are not common. Only 0 - 5% of all injuries sustained on the field are chest injuries. Rugby upper leg injuries Rugby kickers are particularly vulnerable to an injury to the quadriceps as these are used extensively when kicking the ball. Backs are also at risk due to sudden sprinting. Osteitis pubis in rugby Rugby players can suffer this injury from the cumulative effect of the shearing movement involved in kicking the ball. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Dehydration at a glance What could happen in the next 37 seconds? Fifty and fabulous! There’s something newly cool about turning 50 World Thrombosis Day 2015 Live healthier World Thrombosis Day » World Thrombosis Day 2015 The next 37 seconds The dangers of blood clots Deep vein thrombosis can happen to anyone Blood clots can be deadly when they form inside arteries, especially the deep veins of the legs. Dr Ismail Shaik shares his experience. Up for grabs » Babies smell mom Partner trouble affects parenting Healthy mom-child relationship How you can win R2500 Tell us what it's like being a working mom in SA and you could win R2500 in cold, hard cash.