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Table 1 Summary of performance markers derived from global positioning system (GPS) and performance analysis data

From: Match play performance characteristics that predict post-match creatine kinase responses in professional rugby union players

  Forwards Backs
Performance analysis n = 30 n = 27
Game time (min) 80 ± 13 87 ± 11a
Tackles 5 ± 3 4 ± 3
Hit-ups 5 ± 2 5 ± 3
Contacts hit 15 ± 6c 6 ± 4
Total impacts 25 ± 9c 15 ± 7
Scrum number 13 ± 5c 0 ± 0
GPS n = 23 n = 22
Distance (m) 4906 ± 902 5959 ± 1013b
m.min-1 60.4 ± 7.8 67.8 ± 8.2b
Sprint number 7 ± 6 18 ± 6c
Sprinting (m) 121 ± 112 333 ± 122c
High-speed running (m) 231 ± 167 509 ± 150c
Total contacts 31 ± 14c 16 ± 7
  1. Value significantly greater than other positional group a< 0.05 b< 0.01 c< 0.001.
  2. m metres; m.min-1 metres per min; min minutes.
  3. Data presented as mean ± SD.