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Registry of Research Projects Relating to Rugby League

Funded Projects

Focus Area Topic Organisation Chief Investigator Year
Elite Workload Developing a heat policy and guidelines for RLWC 2017 USYD Jay 2016
Pathways Concussion Concussion in High Performance & Talent Development Pathways in Rugby League USYD Orr 2016
Pathways Socio-cultural Managing Pasifika Diaspora in the NRL UTS Lakisa 2016
Pathways Wellbeing Eliminating suicide among elite youth Rugby League athletes in North Queensland TBI Tate 2016
Elite Wellbeing Engagement in CareerWise and the Impact on Player Performance, Clubs and the NRL Stirling Lavallee 2017
Elite Concussion Measuring Brain Movement During Tackling UON Gardner 2017
Elite Female Pre-requisites for the introduction of a National Women’s Competition: A scoping study UTS Taylor 2017
Elite Workload How much pre-season training is required to prepare for NRL football? Broncos, UQ Hickmans, Kelly 2017
Elite Workload Developing a heat policy and guidelines for National Rugby League USYD Jay 2017
Elite Female Athlete preparedness and match demands of women’s rugby league Griffith Minahan 2018
Elite Female The inaugural 2018 Women’s Premiership: Capturing the experiences of players and clubs UTS Taylor 2018
Grassroots Participation Creating a thriving community for young people through junior Rugby League UQ Mallett 2017
Grassroots Participation Mitigating the impacts of Relative Age Effect in junior Rugby League: Evaluating an intervention UQ Crudgington 2018
Pathways Pathways Exploring athlete pathways: players, barriers and facilitators of talent development with RL in NZ Warriors, USYD Cupples 2018
Pathways Wellbeing Rugby League Transition and Retention at elite Junior pathways Titans Cross 2018
Pathways Workload Training load and adolescent well-being: A comparative analysis of participation and High Performance Rugby League players QUT Wharton 2018

Endorsed projects

Focus Area Topic Organisation Chief Investigator Year
Elite Concussion Neurodegenerative Diseases, Vascular-Related Illnesses, and Suicide in Former Professional Rugby Union and Rugby League Players UON Gardner 2016
Elite Female Breast injuries incurred by female Rugby League players: Recommendations for management and prevention AIS/UOW McGhee 2018
Elite Concussion A Retrospective, Observational Audit of Concussion in the NRL UON Gardner 2018
Pathways Concussion Concussion and Return to Play in young Rugby League Players: A Comparison of Paper Based Versus Digital Based Measurements OSU Brennan 2018

Projects conducted by NRL

Focus Area Topic Institution Chief Investigator Year
Elite Sports Science Injury Surveillance Review USYD O'Connor 2007-18
Grassroots LTPD An investigation of junior Rugby League (8-12 years) USYD O'Connor 2014
Grassroots LTPD An investigation of junior Rugby League (6-7 years) USYD O'Connor 2015
Grassroots Retention Queensland Junior Rugby League Player Retention Report 2014 to 2015 NRL Hinchey 2015
Grassroots LTPD Munchkin League program Assessment Griffith Usher 2016
Grassroots Retention NRL National Retention Survey Griffith Usher 2017
Grassroots Sports Science Injury Surveillance Review into Junior Rugby League USYD Orr 2017