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How to test calf strength (plantarflexors) and it's relevance to Achilles tendons and sport.
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I was interested in plantarflexor function and the link to tendinopathy, this interest shaped by PhD.

We know that the strength deficits exist prior to the onset of tendinopathy
But we didn’t know which muscle was affected or why?
A large problem was actually testing plantarflexor strength! Many studies used bespoke devices or variations of protocols using isokinetic dynamometry (IKD) with little justification for speeds, positions etc.

Making it difficult to compare studies
#Apples_Vs_Oranges Image
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11 March 2023: big day for France 🇫🇷

#1 - @FranceRugby inflicted heaviest @Twickenhamstad @EnglandRugby home defeat in history with an abject performance by the home side in #ENGFRA #Rugby

#2 - 🇫🇷 police go mental & violently attack protestors across the country #Greve11Mars
Hundreds of 1000s on the streets of Paris yesterday 11 March 2023

#Greve11Mars #PoliceViolence

Hundreds of 1000s of 🇫🇷 protestors on the streets of Paris and 🤫🤫🤫 from corporate media

The revolution will not be televised

#Greve11Mars #PoliceViolence

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#Qatar2022 | #Australia 🇦🇺 venció a #Túnez 🇹🇳 y se acercó a los octavos de final.

Pero... ¿Sabías que los australianos juegan un #fútbol especial que tiene sus propias reglas y en el que vale tocarla con la mano?

Te lo vamos a contar ahora 👇

El fútbol australiano es el #deporte más popular de #Australia 🇦🇺. Y no es como el fútbol que estamos viendo en #Qatar: es otro deporte.

En vez de jugar 11 contra 11... son 18 contra 18.
En total, ¡36 #jugadores en la cancha!
El fútbol australiano es una mezcla de #fútbol, #rugby, #baloncesto y #balonmano, todo junto. Muy entretenido.

El campo de juego es #ovalado y el balón también, como el de rugby. Y hay, por supuesto, dos porterías. Solo que las porterías tienen diferentes espacios...
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Let's talk about foul play, red cards and head injuries in #Rugby Here's a thread on head injury risks and the 'levers of control' to try to reduce it, with some background and some data... 1/
Back in 2017, when we first analysed risk factors for head injury, it was clear that higher tackles increased risk. This is pretty obvious - the only way a ball carrier can be injured is from a high tackle, and we also found head-to-head contact was most dangerous for TACKLERS
This was the trigger or catalyst for a clampdown on high tackles. This would DIRECTLY protect the ball carrier, but harsher sanctions, applied more frequently, would carry a MESSAGE to tacklers to target lower, and avoid those highest risk head contact situations
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Today I am sad. And I am angry. Let me tell you why. A thread (it turns out this was not the last thread I will do, nor, unfortunately, was it the last thread on this issue). 1/15
This week, another ex-professional rugby player made public the sad news that he has been diagnosed with #CTE – a type of dementia that seems to have a link to those who played certain types of sport (#Rugby #Football #AmericanFootball) 2/15
and who have had repeated concussions or a significant #TraumaticBrainInjury (#TBI).… He is 41 years old, the same age as me. 3/15
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Benni McCarthy: "Tik Tok, Instagram, and Twitter seem to be far more important to these guys. Their image matters more than being the best player you can be.

What are image rights and how do they work in football, #rugby & #cricket?

This is image rights explained

In 1995, Arsenal bought Denis Bergkamp and David Platt

Both players had existing non-UK image rights companies and contracts. Arsenal entered into playing contracts with both players personally, and image-rights contracts with the two players’ image rights companies

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UK tax authorities later enquired into the image rights arrangements due to the “tax loss” caused by image rights payments falling outside the charge to income tax.

Ultimately,the courts found in favour of Platt and Bergkamp and that began the boom in sports image rights.
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Our 1st #LGBTQI #Youth News Bulletin is out. Here's a recap of some of the major news & policy developments that happened in the Council of Europe Region in June 2022 from an LGBTQI Youth perspective. [1/9]

📰 Read our full Bulletin down this thread or on
🏳️‍⚧️ #Cycling, #Swimming and #Rugby’s International Governing Bodies Impose New Anti-#Trans Rulings [2/9]
🇷🇴 #Romania to Potentially Prohibit the Dissemination of Information on #LGBTQI Issues [3/9]
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Am Samstagmorgen erschütterte die #Rugby-Welt die Nachricht vom Mord an Federico Martín Aramburú (42), den ehmaligen Rugby-Nationalspieler Argentiniens.

Federico Martín Aramburú wurde nach einem Streit in einer Bar in #Paris, im Quartier Saint-Germain-des-Prés erschossen.
Durch Überwachungskameras konnte der mutmaßliche Täter identifiziert werden. Es ist Loïk le Priol, ein militanter Faschist der Groupe Union Défense "GUD" eine Gruppe die bekannt ist für ihre Gewalt. Loïk le Priol ist Gründer der extrem rechten Marke „certified solid babtou“.
Weil er mit seinen Kamaraden ein ehemaliges "GUD"-Mitglied (Édouard Klein) schlug und demütigte, wurde er 2016 u.a. wegen Folter angeklagt. Priol ist ehemaliger Soldat der Marine.
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[A LA UNE A 20H]
Les forces de l'ordre ont dispersé à coups de gaz lacrymogène une partie des milliers d'opposants au pass vaccinal venus de toute la France dont les convois ont réussi à atteindre l'avenue des #ChampsElysees à Paris cette après-midi #AFP 1/5 Image
[A LA UNE A 20H]
Le président américain Joe Biden a averti son homologue russe Vladimir Poutine des "répercussions sévères et rapides" que subirait Moscou en cas d'attaque de l'Ukraine, lors d'un appel téléphonique #AFP 2/5 Image
[A LA UNE A 20H]
Les soldats français de l'opération antijihadiste Barkhane ont éliminé au Burkina Faso 40 jihadistes impliqués dans les récentes attaques dans le nord du Bénin voisin qui ont fait 9 morts, dont un ancien militaire français #AFP 3/5
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Rassie Erasmus verdict IS IN

🔥 GUILTY on six charges

🔥 SARU on two

❌ Rassie banned from all rugby (coaching, media etc) for 2 months

❌ Rassie banned from match-days for 10 months (Sept 2022)

❌ SARU fined £20,000

They can appeal...

#SouthAfrica #rugby
6 charges

🚫 Threatened that he'd release video footage if refs didn't meet him. Then did.

🚫 Attacked, disparaged refs/the game

🚫 Didn't accept officials' authority

🚫 Publicised criticism of officials

🚫 Helped impair public confidence in officials

🚫 Game into disrepute
2 charges against @Springboks

🚫 Didn't stop Rassie, or publicly correct him

🚫 Allowed Kolisi/Stick to double down on the comments on the Friday + didn't admonish them either
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Breaking: Farrell OUT (ankle). George OUT (knee) for #England.

Harry Elrington (27-year-old prop) & Jack Singleton called up.

Marler out of Covid isolation on Friday - so would have to come in after one captain's run to play v #SouthAfrica
An enormous week awaits Bevan Rodd and Jamie Blamire against the two best front rows in the world...

#SouthAfrica #England #rugby
And Nic Dolly, who will have to make his debut off the bench.

Rodd, Davison, Blamire, Dolly = 7 caps

Ox, Kitshoff, Mbonambi, Marx = 154 caps, 3 RWC winners

What England do with Marler now critical.


#England #SouthAfrica
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#TeamGB are going for medals in rowing, swimming and shooting this morning at #Tokyo2020 – and the men's golf has also teed off

Follow the updates in our live blog 👇…
#TeamGB's Helen Glover is going for her third straight gold in the women's coxless pairs 🚣‍♀️

The race is about to begin - follow it in our live blog 👇 #Tokyo2020…
Agony for #TeamGB as Emily Craig and Imogen Grant miss out on a bronze medal by 0.01 seconds in a photo finish #Tokyo2020…
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J'en parle depuis des jours mais ce qui se passe en #Arizona interroge la #démocratie US. Dans le recomptage PRIVÉ opéré par 1 firme dirigée par des conspis pro #Trump, il y a donc 1 ex-élu GOP Kern qui était à DC le 6/01, photographié avec des émeutiers.…
2) Le reporter de l'@azcentral qui prit cette photo de #Kern, l'ex-élu républicain pro-#Trump comptant les bulletins, a été expulsé de la salle de recomptage au prétexte qu'il a fait le cliché d'1 bulletin en train d'être recompté puis l'a tweeté...…
3) Pour pouvoir rendre compte de l'audit privé des votes présidentiels de novembre 2020 dans le comté de Maricopa, le plus grand d'#Arizona, la presse et les médias s'étaient engagés, en effet, à ne pas photographier/diffuser des images de bulletins identifiables. Il n'empêche...
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Il placcaggio.

I giocatori che trattengono il portatore di palla, trascinandolo a terra e finendo anch'essi a terra, vengono detti placcatori mentre il giocatore atterrato è definito placcato.

Questa è la teoria, ora vi dico come funziona davvero >>
In pratica c'è un tizio del peso approssimativo di 100 Kg con la palla in mano che vi corre incontro a tutta paletta.
Sebbene il vostro cervello vi stia urlando di levarvi di mezzo, non potete farlo. Cioè potreste, ma sareste esiliati per sempre e giustamente dalla squadra >>
Voi lo dovere fermare. E questo è l'obiettivo primario.
Quello secondario è fargli male, in modo che la prossima volta che vi si para davanti CI PENSA MEGLIO.
La preservazione della propria incolumità, in questa situazione, non è contemplata. >>
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Danie Craven (died 4 Jan 1993).
An extraordinary career cut short by the WW2 when just 28, Springbok captain, world’s best scrum-half
Springbok #rugby supremo, who said in 1969 “There will be a black Springbok over my dead body”
#onthisday #blm #blacklivesmatter Image
Craven was also a stellar scholar.
phd in Ethnology at Stellenbosch (dissertation Ethnological classification of the South African Bantu, 3rd doctorate for work on Evolution of Modern Games)
Appointed Stellenbosch's first professor of Physical Education in 1949, till 1975 Image
As far as rugby was concerned, Craven became a selector after the War, and then took over as coach in 1949. The Springboks started to win everything in sight, 10 matches in a row, including the famous whitewash of the All Blacks. Image
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Over 70 former professional rugby players are preparing for legal action against the sport’s governing bodies according to this report.

The group litigation seems to be in its early stages, but World Rugby & Unions will be starting to get twitchy.

THREAD on the key issues 👇🏼
1) Duty of care

Do the governing bodies (World Rugby, RFU, WRU etc) owe players a duty of care in respect of their health and safety? The answer is almost certainly yes (see for example Watson v BBBoC).
2) Breach of duty

Have the governing bodies breached this duty? This is the first of the major hurdles for any litigation.

The question is essentially whether they acted reasonably in the circumstances.

Did they know about the dangers of concussion and fail to act?
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A #rugby thread.

1/x I'm living in #Aoteoroa New Zealand, but am a native of the sports-addled USA city of #Boston. I am not as fanatical for the home teams as most of my bruthiznsistiz in that place, but I do enjoy live, in-person stadium sports events very much indeed.
2/x #NZ is one of the only places on the face of the Earth right now where you can attend live, in-person stadium sports events. Specifically, rugby. Specifically, the national team—the world-famous @AllBlacks.
3/x I've been to precisely one rugby game, at @skystadium here in #Wellington, NZ's capital city. I enjoyed it immensely. Yes, it's true, I had little clue what was going on down on the field (pitch?), but it sure seemed exciting, and the other fans seemed thrilled. So, all good.
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Después del #rugby vinimos a comer a #Badén sale mini hilo con algunas fotos que fui sacando Image
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[THREAD] 1/ Seeing as a @brianmoore666 retweet has brought me a host of rugby fan followers, I thought as a treat I'd introduce you to the greatest ever rugby-based #ukemplaw case - Mason v Huddersfield Giants. Here's the link:…) #Rugby #rugbyleague
2/ As many of you will know, Keith Mason is a Welsh international who played for many of the great rugby league teams post-Millennium and is now plying his trade as an actor, boosted by his friendship with Mickey Rourke:……
3/ At the end of each rugby league season, many of the clubs hold an event (or at least did back in 2012) called Mad Monday, which the Judge in this case described in language I've never before seen in a judgment:
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From the digital shoebox under the virtual stairs, some oldies, part one of some more to follow. *Taken pre-Covid* #Edinburgh #urbanphotography || @LynnHenni
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@LynnHenni @PaulHenni Some more oldies. *Taken pre-Covid* #Edinburgh #urbanphotography || @LynnHenni
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@LynnHenni @PaulHenni And continuing. Oldies. *Taken pre-Covid* #Edinburgh #urbanphotography || @LynnHenni
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Kamunity vous souhaite une merveilleuse année 2020 ! Quant à nous, nous nous sommes donnés comme mission de permettre d’ameliorer notre connaissance de l’Afrique et de sa diaspora à travers notre nouveau concept “1 Image, 1 mot “ 💪🏿

#1Image1Jour #PersonnalitésAfros
Pour notre #BHM du jour, nous revenons sur un peuple originaire d’Afrique du Nord ayant peuplé aussi bien l’Europe que l’Afrique sub-saharienne.
#Kamunity #1i1jBHM #LesMaures #Andalousie #AlAndalus #BlackHistoryMonth #moisdesnoirs #moisdesnoires ImageImageImageImage
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The #HongKong Football Club has announced that they are canceling their annual #Rugby 10s tournament, which happens in the leadup to the Rugby Sevens and which is considered to be the best 10s tournament in the world. Image
They said they had difficulty getting high-level teams to commit bc of the unrest. In the past, the tournament has hosted legendary players later in their careers like Jonah Lomu & Waisale Serevi. Many rugby fans (including myself) consider it an essential lead-up to the 7s.
Many people fly in from around the world to watch the Rugby 7s, so it’ll be interesting to see if it’s affected by the situation in HK, though demand for tickets has long outstripped supply. Perhaps there will just be more tickets for local fans.
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Follow the thread below to see our #Baabaas squad for the Autumn Tour v @fijirugby, Brazil & @WelshRugbyUnion

Forwards Part 1 💪💥💪

Tendai MTAWARIRA 🇿🇦🏆
Rory BEST☘️
Enrique PIERETTO 🇦🇷
Luke JONES 🇦🇺
Matt PHILIP 🇦🇺
Pete SAMU 🇦🇺
Marco van STADEN 🇿🇦

#rugby #rugbyunited 🏉
@fijirugby @WelshRugbyUnion Forwards Part 2 💪💥💪

Josh STRAUSS 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Andrew MAKALIO (Uncapped)
Campese MAAFU 🇫🇯
Hencus van WYK (Uncapped)
Tyler ARDRON 🇨🇦
Angus COTTREL (Uncapped)

#rugby #rugbyunited 🏉
@fijirugby @WelshRugbyUnion Backs Part 1 🔥✨🔥

Makazole MAPIMPI 🇿🇦🏆
Lukhanyo AM 🇿🇦🏆
David HAVILI 🇳🇿
Morne STEYN 🇿🇦
Santiago IGLESIAS 🇦🇷

#rugby #rugbyunited 🏉
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@KirstiMiller30 @brianmoore666 @AFL @RugbyAU @smh @Peter_Fitz @TwoBluesWomen @PrideinSportAU @AthleteAlly The great vanishing act! @KirstiMiller30 Trans erased!

Writing a book about farked up things people did back then.

Sad thing is people don’t get it when it comes to trans lives: we do matter even though some people think we don’t & our very existence is drawn into question.
@KirstiMiller30 @brianmoore666 @AFL @RugbyAU @smh @Peter_Fitz @TwoBluesWomen @PrideinSportAU @AthleteAlly 1/2 The pic bottom right shows male winners names still on there. Mine & Belinda’s are missing.

If they only took my name off list they’d appear directly #transphobic but underhanded way they did it erasing award winners before me & Belinda makes it harder to hold to account.
@KirstiMiller30 @brianmoore666 @AFL @RugbyAU @smh @Peter_Fitz @TwoBluesWomen @PrideinSportAU @AthleteAlly 2/2 It was calculated & final straw after being assaulted at club training, ostracised at rep training & bullied on team bus back to Sydney from ACT. Yet I was player suspended.

Silver lining was rep stuff got better & bullies gone from Sydney team - 2006. #Rugby #transathlete
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