Brosnan, RJ and Visentin, D and Watson, G and Twentyman, C and Stuart, W and Schmidt, M, Match-play movement demands of international and domestic women's rugby sevens players in an elite dual-level tournament, Science and Medicine in Football pp. 1-10. ISSN 2473-4446 (2022) [Refereed Article]
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Methods: Match-play movement demands were characterized by distance, speed, and acceleration-based indices from 5 to 10 Hz GPS devices.
Results: International players recorded significantly higher high-intensity match-play movement demands compared to domestic players in distance in high and very high-speed zones (P = 0.01, P = 0.03, P = 0.01, P = 0.03), maximal acceleration (P = 0.001), maximal velocity (P < .001), speed exertion (P = 0.01), , and acceleration load density (P = 0.03) . Positional analysis demonstrated forwards displayed the largest significant differences between international and domestic players. . Total and relative match-play movement demands of the dual-leveltournament also showed comparable demands to previous international tournament research .
Conclusions: Results identify key points of difference in match-play movement demands between player levels in women’s rugby sevens, and provides important information on the characteristics of playing positions, and of a dual-level tournament of this nature. This will improve the design and implementation of structures from domestic to international level.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||GPS, Women's Rugby Sevens, International, Domestic|
|Research Division:||Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Sports science and exercise|
|Research Field:||Sports science and exercise not elsewhere classified|
|Objective Division:||Culture and Society|
|Objective Group:||Sport, exercise and recreation|
|Objective Field:||Organised sports|
|UTAS Author:||Brosnan, RJ (Mr Ross Brosnan)|
|UTAS Author:||Visentin, D (Dr Denis Visentin)|
|UTAS Author:||Watson, G (Dr Greig Watson)|
|UTAS Author:||Schmidt, M (Mr Matthew Schmidt)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||5|
|Deposited By:||Health Sciences|
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