Relationship between match statistics, game outcome and pre-match hormonal state in professional rugby union

Christopher M. Gaviglio, N. James, Blair T Crewther, Liam P Kilduff, C.J. Cook

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The first aim of this investigation was to determine if performance indicator (PI) scores generated from rugby union game statistics discriminated between outcomes. Thirty one elite professional rugby games were analysed. For each game three cumulative PI scores were generated based upon skill actions (SkillPI), aggressive actions (AggPI) and an additive combination of AggPI and SkillPI (SkAggPI). Only the aggressive based PI score (AggPI) showed significant difference between outcome (p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)522-534
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


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