n South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Injury management programme at SA Rugby youth tournaments : editorial

Volume 25, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



As this edition of the journal goes to press, the annual rugby youth tournaments begin around the country. These national tournaments provide an opportunity for the best young rugby players in the country to showcase their skills. In addition to catering for players of the under-13, -16 and -18 age groups, there is also a tournament for players from schools with special needs. The tournaments provide an opportunity for talent scouts representing schools, provinces and rugby academies to examine the skills of the players and offer contracts to those who they consider to be special.

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