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 Colleen Mollentze says... Cora is an angel in human form. So much love for her fellow earthlings, whether animals or humans. Truly an inspiration! Animal activist acts as ambulance in Soweto ” 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 Keeping your skin soft, moisturised and winter-ready The health benefits of donating blood Hydration is vital all year round Momentum Health: an industry leader in healthcare Live healthier Up for grabs » Raw pet food a risky choice New finding on pet food scare Why do wet dogs stink? Win food for your pet Stand a chance of winning a lazy bed and new Hill’s Ideal Balance dog food! Cure your cough » Diagnosing a chronic cough The most abused over-the-counter drug in SA Five of the weirdest things to cause a cough Why are you coughing? A cough can be a symptom of a wide variety of different health conditions, ranging from a foreign body to infective diseases and even cancer.