In 2019, England and South Africa competed in the Rugby World Cup final’s held in Japan. Fans across the world tuned with great interest to witness this sporting spectacle. According to the TV viewing statistics, a staggering 12.8 million people were watching this match (The Guardian).
This therefore became the most-watched sports programme on any channel since the 2018 football World Cup final. Upon reflection, some England fans may still feel the ‘pain’ of watching a ruthless South Africa team dominate the game and secure a 32–12 win. However, this pain can manifest and present far more severely in the form of rugby related injuries. Throughout the rugby world cup, all the players are under pressure to maintain peak performance at all times, with hardly any rest periods in between. This In tandem with the physical demands of the sport itself can result in a variety of injuries.
These injuries are not only a serious concern for a number of professional players but amateur rugby players as well.