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    STUDIA EDUCATIO ARTIS GYMNASTICAE - Issue no. 4 / 2014  
         
  Article:   MORPHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF FORWARDS IN THE RUGBY GAME RELATED TO TASKS AND POSITION.

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The aim of this study is to identify and underline the morphological particularities of Romanian elite rugby players from the forwards compartment. This aspect can contribute to the improvement of training contents. The hypothesis of this study is that morphological particularities of forwards vary depending on tasks and position in the same manner as in the case of elite players from other countries. The study included the players of a selected team, which comprises the best players of the Romanian championship. Among the 32 tested players, 17 are forwards. Evaluations were done by positions, and we drafted tables with arithmetic means and standard deviations for each position. We took several anthropometric measurements for the rugby players, thus determining the qualitative level of the body mass between the four positions of the compartment. Findings indicate that players have a certain level of morphological adaptation to specific effort by the post they occupy within the team. The players feature a hypertrophy of the muscle tissue, a phenomenon specific to strength sports. However, some of the players also had a significant amount of fat mass, which contributes to less impressive performances.

Keywords: fat body mass, lean mass, forwards
 
         
     
         
         
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