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Tackling sport-related concussion: effectiveness of lowering the maximum legal height of the tackle in amateur male rugby – a cross-sectional analytical study

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  • Riaan van Tonder Institute of Sport and Exercise Medicine, Department of Exercise, Sport and Lifestyle Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa IOC Research Centre, Cape Town, South Africa PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Lindsay Starling Department for Health, University of Bath, Bath, UK PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Sean Surmon Maties Sport, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Pierre Viviers Institute of Sport and Exercise Medicine, Department of Exercise, Sport and Lifestyle Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa Campus Health Service, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Wilbur Kraak Division of Sport Science, Department of Exercise, Sport and Lifestyle Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Pieter-Henk Boer Department of Human Movement Science, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Wellington, South Africa PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Esme Jordaan Biostatistics Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa Statistics and Population Studies Department, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Sharief Hendricks Division of Physiological Sciences and Health through Physical Activity, Lifestyle and Sport Research Centre, Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa Carnegie Applied Rugby Research (CARR) Centre, Carnegie School of Sport, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Keith A Stokes Department for Health, University of Bath, Bath, UK Medical Services, Rugby Football Union, London, UK PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Wayne Derman Institute of Sport and Exercise Medicine, Department of Exercise, Sport and Lifestyle Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa IOC Research Centre, Cape Town, South Africa PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • James Craig Brown Institute of Sport and Exercise Medicine, Department of Exercise, Sport and Lifestyle Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa IOC Research Centre, Cape Town, South Africa PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  1. Correspondence to Dr Riaan van Tonder, Institute of Sport and Exercise Medicine, Department of Exercise, Sport and Lifestyle Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town 7505, South Africa; riaanvt{at}icloud.com
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van Tonder R, Starling L, Surmon S, et al
Tackling sport-related concussion: effectiveness of lowering the maximum legal height of the tackle in amateur male rugby – a cross-sectional analytical study

Publication history

  • Received July 25, 2022
  • Accepted September 26, 2022
  • First published December 6, 2022.
Online issue publication 
January 25, 2023

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