In the aftermath of the World Cup, the English game’s Professional Rugby Injury Surveillance Project (PRISP) is continuing and will now switch its regular focus to domestic competitions.
PRISP monitors the injury risk of players at Premiership, European and England level. It is underpinned by a powerful information management and medical recording system from The Sports Office.
The Rugby Squad
The system captures medical and injury data generated by England’s players. This includes major competitions such as the Rugby World Cup, where South Africa defeated them in the final 32-12. The system also operates 365-days a year to monitor players’ training and competing for their clubs. PRISP is the most comprehensive and longest-running injury surveillance study in professional rugby. This project is overseen by Senior Medical personnel.
The Sports Office Head of Client Services, Andy Gorski commented: “PRISP provides the game in England with important data to support the improvement of player welfare and effective medical management.”
Gorski added: “Our system is a powerful tool which supports rugby’s sports medicine and performance practitioners in this important area. We look forward to working with all the PRISP stakeholders in the future.”
RFU Chief Medical Officer Simon Kemp has previously commented on the Professional Rugby Injury Surveillance Project. He said: “[PRISP] is an important study that helps us understand injury trends in the professional game in England.”
Other Sports Office clients also featured in the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Ireland and Argentina both use our performance management system for elite rugby.
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The ‘Rugby Squad’ offers a range of powerful functions for coaching, fitness, video, data analysis, and medical management. Management information and data generated by players is available in real-time to coaching and fitness staff, via The Sports Office App and our Monitoring App.
Many elite rugby organizations throughout the world are among The Sports Office’s varied client base. As well as governing bodies such as the RFU, IRFU and Argentina Rugby Union, teams in the SANZAR Super Rugby competition and the Australian NRL are also users.
The Rugby Squad users also include current Rugby League Super League Champions St Helens and teams in North America’s Major League Rugby.
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