Science of Sport: 2016 publications: From the armchair to the site, via these journals
This is a brief editorial that I was asked to contribute to an edition of the British Journal of Sports Medicine. I’m a big fan of Sevens – I worked with the SA Team from 2008 to 2013, and it was really my start in rugby. You’ll hopefully have seen the sport debut in Rio, I think it was a highlight of the Games, and because of its relative “immaturity”, it’s ripe for research. The exciting thing about Sevens is the “newness”, and that applies not only to the performance attributes, where the game is evolving rapidly, but also research. There are many as yet unexplored issues, or challenges that have been researched but not yet perfected. Sevens is on the steep part of the “learning curve”, and this editorial was basically a call to action to keep climbing.