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26 August 2011

How the rugby player is changing physically

There has been a significant change in the body mass of elite rugby players, with the increase being greater than what would be expected for the normal upward trend.

There has been a significant change in the body mass of elite rugby players over the past 30 years, with the increase being greater than what would be expected for the normal upward trend in the population.

Table 5: Average mass (kg) of the players at Craven Week. Data are shown as 95% confidence intervals around the mean. Mean 95%- 95%+ number

 
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