Rugby’s key role in revival of elite sport – The Times

GPS trackers on rugby players, video footage of training sessions and matches and a scientific framework to judge and limit risky contact on the pitch have been a key part of the efforts that allowed elite sport to restart and then continue in Britain even at the worst points of the pandemic.

The efforts have paid off — in the year since the virus struck there has not been a single on-the-field case of virus transmission confirmed in any outdoor sport, supporting the position of those who argued elite sport should continue.

The framework to define contact in the sport has been the foundation on which all the sports guidance has been based, and at the start of the pandemic the government agreed for the

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