European Journal of Sport Science Volume 15, Issue 6, September 2015

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ejss-dsSpecial Issue: Science and rugby

EDITORIAL 
Special issue: Science and rugby
Liam P. Kilduff, Christian J. Cook & David A. Shearer
Pages: 459-459
DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2015.1062259

ORIGINAL ARTICLES 
Genomics in rugby union: A review and future prospects
Shane M. Heffernan, Liam P. Kilduff, Stephen H. Day, Yannis P. Pitsiladis & Alun G. Williams
Pages: 460-468
DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2015.1023222

Energy intake and expenditure assessed ‘in-season’ in an elite European rugby union squad
Warren J. Bradley, Bryce Cavanagh, William Douglas, Timothy F. Donovan, Craig Twist, James P. Morton & Graeme L. Close
Pages: 469-479
DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2015.1042528

Positional demands of professional rugby
Angus Lindsay, Nick Draper, John Lewis, Steven P. Gieseg & Nicholas Gill
Pages: 480-487
DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2015.1025858

Quantifying positional and temporal movement patterns in professional rugby union using global positioning system
Marc R. Jones, Daniel J. West, Blair T. Crewther, Christian J. Cook & Liam P. Kilduff
Pages: 488-496
DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2015.1010106

Salivary testosterone and cortisol responses to four different rugby training exercise protocols
Christopher M. Gaviglio, Mark Osborne, Vincent G. Kelly, Liam P. Kilduff & Christian J. Cook
Pages: 497-504
DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2015.1017012

The physical demands of Super League rugby: Experiences of a newly promoted franchise
S. D. Evans, C. Brewer, J. D. Haigh, M. Lake, J. P. Morton & G. L. Close
Pages: 505-513
DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2015.1041064

Monitoring of in-season neuromuscular and perceptual fatigue in youth rugby players
Jonathan L. Oliver, Rhodri S. Lloyd & Adam Whitney
Pages: 514-522
DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2015.1063700

Position specific differences in the anthropometric characteristics of elite European Super League rugby players
James C. Morehen, Harry E. Routledge, Craig Twist, James P. Morton & Graeme L. Close
Pages: 523-529
DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2014.997802

Collective efficacy at the Rugby World Cup 2015 – The role of imagery and observation
David A. Shearer
Pages: 530-535
DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2015.1034787

Not all players are equally motivated: The role of narcissism
Ross Roberts, Tim Woodman, Sian Lofthouse & Lucy Williams
Pages: 536-542
DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2014.987324

Effect of varied recovery interventions on markers of psychophysiological stress in professional rugby union
Angus Lindsay, John Lewis, Nicholas Gill, Steven P. Gieseg & Nick Draper
Pages: 543-549
DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2015.1029982

Neuromuscular, physiological and endocrine responses to a maximal speed training session in elite games players
Michael Johnston, Christian J. Cook, Blair T. Crewther, David Drake & Liam P. Kilduff
Pages: 550-556
DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2015.1010107

Contact technique and concussions in the South African under-18 Coca-Cola Craven Week Rugby tournament
Sharief Hendricks, Sam O’connor, Michael Lambert, James Brown, Nicholas Burger, Sarah Mc Fie, Clint Readhead & Wayne Viljoen
Pages: 557-564
DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2015.1046192

The relationship between physical characteristics and match performance in rugby sevens
A. Ross, N. Gill, J. Cronin & R. Malcata
Pages: 565-571
DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2015.1029983

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