Journal of Human Sport and Exercise

Defense performance Analysis of Rugby Union

Koh Sasaki



Various performances profiling studies contributes to solve a problem and to verify concrete tasks in practical sport field (O’Donogue, 2005). As an acknowledgement of common and individual behaviours would be needed to present a more accurate representation of players’ contribution to performance (James, Mellalieu, & Jones, 2005), to raise the evidence to discuss defence, the current study focused on defensive turnover situations in the game and applied the social network analysis to organizational strategy. We focus on the defense performance analysis of rugby union. Rugby World Cup (RWC) is a rugby union tournament contested every four years between the top international teams and is one of the largest international sporting events in the world, surpassed in scale only by the FIFA-WC, The Olympics, and the Tour de France. The Seventh tournament is going to held in Japan in 2019.


rugby, analisis, world cup


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