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Table 1 The locomotor characteristics of young rugby union players during match-play within England

From: Applied Sport Science for Male Age-Grade Rugby Union in England

StudyLevel of playAgePositionSample size (n)Playing time (min)Total distance (m)Average speed (m min−1)
Cunningham et al. [35]InternationalU20Forwards21 (81)87.6 ± 9.75370 ± 83061.5 ± 8.0
Backs19 (80)90.4 ± 8.16230 ± 80069.1 ± 7.6
Phibbs et al. [9]AcademyU18Forwards1662.9 ± 17.84128 ± 123265.0 ± 5.7
Backs1569.2 ± 0.24770 ± 74169.4 ± 5.5
SchoolU18Forwards1561.1 ± 16.93884 ± 125558.7 ± 8.1
Backs1565.5 ± 14.04457 ± 100966.9 ± 8.4
Read et al. [5]SchoolU16Forwards1662.5 ± 2.34364 ± 65469.7 ± 9.2
Backs1558.8 ± 7.83841 ± 70066.4 ± 9.4
U18Forwards1866.2 ± 15.54232 ± 98564.2 ± 5.4
Backs1665.7 ± 17.84489 ± 129968.3 ± 5.7
University Forwards1770.7 ± 21.44683 ± 137766.6 ± 5.0
Backs1482.4 ± 10.75889 ± 71971.1 ± 5.5
Read et al. [3]CountyU16Forwards2049.3 ± 18.577.8 ± 5.4
Backs1552.1 ± 20.379.8 ± 10.5
U18Forwards2151.1 ± 19.474.9 ± 6.8
Backs1952.9 ± 18.478.7 ± 7.0
U20Forwards1859.9 ± 22.865.3 ± 3.2
Backs1961.8 ± 23.270.9 ± 8.7
Read et al. [30]AcademyU18Forwards7 (21)76.4 ± 3.75461 ± 36071.7 ± 6.6
Backs12 (24)76.4 ± 3.85639 ± 36874.0 ± 6.6
SchoolU18Forwards2574.1 ± 4.14881 ± 38866.0 ± 5.0
Backs2574.2 ± 3.85260 ± 44171.0 ± 5.4
Roe et al. [33]AcademyU18Forwards12 (43)66.0 ± 13.04747 ± 1002
Backs14 (38)70.0 ± 11.05201 ± 810
Roe et al. [32]AcademyU18All1473.64691 ± 87874.0 ± 6.0
  1. Data are displayed as mean ± SD. Sample size is the number of participants in the study, followed by the total number of observations in brackets if different