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Playing position influences the relative age effect in senior rugby union

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dc.contributor.author Kearney, Philip Edward
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-30T15:01:07Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-30T15:01:07Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/7799
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract ObjectiveTo establish whether playing position influenced the existence of the relative age effect (RAE) in senior rugby union.Summary of facts and resultsThe birth dates and playing position of 1991 senior French rugby union players registered during the 2014/15 season were obtained from an on-line statistics database. The distribution of player births was compared with the distribution of births in the general French population across the period in question. Results indicated that a RAE existed for forwards but not backline players. Back row forwards in particular showed a pronounced RAE.ConclusionThe existence of the RAE within senior French rugby union is influenced by player position. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Science and Sports;32 (2), pp. 114-116
dc.relation.uri http://doi.org/10.1016/j.scispo.2016.06.009
dc.rights This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Science and Sport Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Science and Sports, 2017, 32 (2), pp. 114-115, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scispo.2016.06.009 en_US
dc.subject birth date en_US
dc.subject team sport en_US
dc.title Playing position influences the relative age effect in senior rugby union en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2019-04-30T13:59:31Z
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.scispo.2016.06.009
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2731272
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Science & Sports
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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