Talking Rugby Episode 17 – Injury Special

Posted: December 8, 2011 in Talking Rugby
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Pedro, Doc and William join Dave for a look at the Irish provinces and our flagship issue this week is a comprehensive look at injuries in rugby.

Coming up:
0:00 – Munster’s poor show at Osprey and a look ahead to their key trip to Scarlets in the Heineken. Peter Stringer’s loan deal to Saracens and Doug Howlett’s serious injury also get a mention.

13:20 – Leinster’s trouncing of Cardiff and a preview of Bath hosting Leinster in Europe. Is Leinster’s current style of play the best around?

23:30 – Was Ulster’s win over Scarlets an upward graft? Is there an answer to Ulster’s lack of creativity?

29:30 – Connacht’s slump continues with a home loss to Treviso but do have a chance against Gloucester?

34:00 – Other big games coming up in the Heineken Cup with Pedro and Doc’s bets of the week.

38:10 – William, a senior lecturer in anatomy, physiology and clinical health studies, heads up our special on injuries. He gives a great insight in various aspects of injury. Issues discussed include:

– The intrinsic and extrinsic factors that contribute to injury.
– What protection should players wear?
– The importance of warming up and warming down. How warming up prepares muscles for intensive activity.
– How powerful modern players are.
– The difficulty of joint and connective tissue damage.
– The worrying trend of concussion, what it is, its symptoms, what repeated occurences can mean in later life and what research in the NFL has discovered about the relationship between concussion and brain injuries.

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