Free articles for the 2015 Rugby World Cup: an insight into the scholarly debate that surrounds the sport 

The 2015 Rugby World Cup is now in full swing, with our screens already being dominated by matches being played across England. Held every four years, New Zealand are firm favourites to retain the William Web Ellis trophy they won on home soil back in 2011, but strong competition from both Northern and Southern Hemisphere teams could well make this the most exciting World Cup to date.

Rugby

The physical demands of modern rugby – both union and league – coupled with the growth of the women’s game have opened up intriguing channels for scholarly research and debate. Safety is paramount in a sport built around the physical exertions of its participants and academic research is crucial to further understand the long-term effects that professional rugby can have on the human body. To celebrate the return of the Rugby World Cup, and as a way to offer an insight into the scholarly debate the surrounds the sport, we are making the below articles free to access for six months:*

The American Journal of Sports Medicine

The American Journal of Sports Medicine

Building Services Engineering Research & Technology  

European Journal of Preventative Cardiology

French Cultural Studies

InnovAiT

International Review for the Sociology of Sport

International Review for the Sociology of Sport

The Journal of Hand Surgery

The Journal of International Relations

Sport & Social Issues

Sport & Social Issues

Medico-Legal Journal

Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine

Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine

Organization

Journal of Engineering Tribology

Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology

Sociology

Prosthetics and Orthotics International

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