Home > Fitness > Sport > Rugby Rugby All sections in Fitness » Exercise » Get Fit » In the gym » Leisure » Lifestages » Sport » Sports injuries » Running » 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 » Why you need strength to run Haile Gebrselassie says the right shoes can make you run faster 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 knee injuries The knee is a vulnerable joint. Ligaments and cartilage can be injured as players get tackled, when quickly changing direction whilst running and within rucks and mauls. “ Latest comment on Health24 Saiman Mtshweni says... Survival of the fattest lol, I eat whatever I deem suitable for me but I am at the gym every morning at 5 before going to work and that works for me SA has a big fat problem - academic ” 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 Soothe your family’s coughs and colds Why hydration is important while exercising Taking charge of your health Man, take care of your health! Live healthier Up for grabs » Win with NuSeed Win with MySmartkid Win a Canderel hamper Win a LED 3D smart TV Stand a chance of winning a Samsung UA55H8000 Smart 55 inch Curved LED TV valued at R20 000 from Save Hyper! Medical marijuana » 'I used cannabis oil to cure my cancer' Could your doctor could be high? Dagga in medicine? Medicinal dagga: the dangers can't be ignored There is not sufficient evidence to support the potential medicinal benefit from cannabis use cautions an academic from Stellenbosch University.