Table 2

‘Overall’ and ‘time-loss’ tackle-related injury rates occurring in the four South African Rugby Union (SARU) Youth Week tournaments, 2011 vs 2012

Under-13 Craven WeekUnder-16 Grant Khomo WeekUnder-18 Academy WeekUnder-18 Craven Week
Year20112012201120122011201220112012
Overall tackle injuries (n)2136203347442534
 Overall injury rate29.250.024.736.734.432.223.833.5
 95% CI16.8 to 41.633.7 to 66.313.9 to 35.524.2 to 49.224.6 to 44.322.7 to 41.814.5 to 33.122.2 to 44.8
TL tackle injuries (n)9168132513119
 TL injury rate12.522.29.914.418.39.510.58.9
 95% CI4.3 to 20.711.3 to 33.13.0 to 16.76.6 to 22.311.1 to 25.54.3 to 14.74.3 to 16.73.1 to 14.7
  • Injury rate per 1000 exposure-hours.TL, time-loss.