A Case Study: Match-related fatigue reduces physical and technical performance during elite rugby league match-play

Authors: Thomas Kempton, Anita C. Sirotic, Matthew Cameron & Aaron J. Coutts


Aim: This research study examined the influence of match-related fatigue on physical and technical skill performance in ball playing positions at two different levels of rugby league competition.

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The reliability of physiological and performance measures during simulated team-sport running on a non-motorised treadmill

Authors: Anita C. Sirotic & Aaron J. Coutts

Summary: The aim of this study was to determine the reliability of a non-motorised treadmill team-sport simulation for measuring physiological responses and performance demands of team sports. Following familiarisation, 11 team-sport athletes completed a peak sprinting speed assessment followed by a 30-min team-sport simulation on the non-motorised treadmill, on three occasions, 5 days apart. Several performance (total distance, distance covered during each speed category, total work, high-intensity activity, mean maximal sprinting speed and power) and physiological variables (V O2, heart rate and blood measures) were measured.

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