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Category

Rugby codes

Document Type

Paper

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare the rugby punt kick motions for different kicking distances of college players, focusing on the motions of the kick leg and hip. A motion capture system (11 cameras, 200Hz) was used to collect three dimensional coordinates data of nine college rugby players, who performed three different punt kicks aiming at 35m, 50m and maximum kicking distances. Pelvis rotation range of motion and approach angle increased significantly with the increase in kicking distance. Significant correlations were found between the pelvis rotation range and swing speed (r=0.736, p

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