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The importance of anthropometry, physical and motor skills, sport specific testing and sports vision techniques in the evaluation of adult male rugby.

S. Gray, E. Henning, M. Kleynhans, Craig Grobbelaar, H. Terblanche, Dalene Crafford, Peet du Toit
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 31, No 1 | a285 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v31i1.285 | © 2012 S. Gray, E. Henning, M. Kleynhans, Craig Grobbelaar, H. Terblanche, Dalene Crafford, Peet du Toit | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 January 2012 | Published: 08 March 2012

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S. Gray, University of Pretoria, South Africa
E. Henning, University of Pretoria, South Africa
M. Kleynhans, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Craig Grobbelaar, University of Pretoria, South Africa
H. Terblanche, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Dalene Crafford, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Peet du Toit, University of Pretoria, South Africa


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Abstract

Sport has become an increasingly competitive field of expertise, thus it is imperative that an athlete is able to perform at the highest level possible at all times. Many coaches and athletes are under the falseimpression that performance is solely determined by physical capabilities and as a result, theyfail to account for compounding factors such as: fitness levels, visual skills, body composition, nutritional status and the lifestyle habits of the athletes.

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