Group Publications

2017 Publications
  • Hume PA, Theadom A, Lewis G, Quarrie K, Brown SR, Hill R et al. A comparison of cognitive function in former rugby union players compared to former non-contact sport players and the impact of concussion history. Sports Medicine. 2016:1-12. doi:10.1007/s40279-016-0608-8.  Access via link http://rdcu.be/og8H
  • Lewis GN, Hume PA, Stravric V, Brown S, Taylor D. NZ Rugby Health study: Motor cortex excitability in retired elite and community level rugby players. New Zealand Medical Journal. 2017;130(1448):34-44.
    Article Link 
The AUT SRIF RCRG project publications:
  • Ferkins, L., Hume, P. A., Brughelli, M., King, D., Burkett, B., & Hind, K. (2016). Rugby codes research group SRIF mid-year progress report – July 2016: Report to AUT Research and Innovation Office.

The IRB/NZR/AUT RugbyHealth project publications have included:
  • Hume, P. A., Theadom, A., Lewis, G., Quarrie, K., Brown, S. R., Hill, R., & Marshall, S. (2016). A comparison of cognitive function in former rugby union players compared to former non-contact sport players and the impact of concussion history. Sports Medicine, 12. doi:10.1007/s40279-016-0608-8.
  • Hume, P. A., Lewis, G., Theadom, A., Brown, S., Quarrie, K., Raftery, M., & Marshall, S. (2015). Player Fact Sheet: World Rugby/NZ Rugby/Auckland University of Technology RugbyHealth project.
  • Hume PA, Lewis G, Brown S, et al. IRB/NZR/AUT RugbyHealth project part A: General health assessment of retired rugby and non‐contact sport players. Final report. In: Hume PA, editor. IRB/NZR/AUT RugbyHealth Project: A technical report to the International Rugby Board and New Zealand Rugby. Auckland: Sport Performance Research Institute New Zealand, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, 2014:61.
  • Hume PA, Theadom A, Lewis G, et al. IRB/NZR/AUT RugbyHealth project part B: Neuropsychological health assessment of retired rugby and non‐contact sport players. Final report. In: Hume PA, editor. IRB/NZR/AUT RugbyHealth Project: A technical report to the International Rugby Board and New Zealand Rugby. Auckland: Sport Performance Research Institute New Zealand, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, 2014:18.
  • Hume PA, Brown S, Lewis G, et al. IRB/NZR/AUT RugbyHealth project part C: Balance assessment of retired rugby and non‐contact sport players. Final report. In: Hume PA, editor. IRB/NZR/AUT RugbyHealth Project: A technical report to the International Rugby Board and New Zealand Rugby. Auckland: Sport Performance Research Institute New Zealand, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, 2014:14.
  • Lewis G, Hume PA. IRB/NZR/AUT RugbyHealth project part D: Brain excitability assessment of retired rugby and non‐ contact sport players. Final report. In: Hume PA, editor. IRB/NZR/AUT RugbyHealth Project: A technical report to the International Rugby Board and New Zealand Rugby. Auckland: Sport Performance Research Institute New Zealand, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, 2014:12.
  • Other RCRG member publications:

  • Hume, P. A., Iwamoto, S., Quarrie, K., Ferkins, L., Kara, S., King, D., . . . Kidman, L. (2016, 27th July 2016). Performance and injury prevention research approaches for elite rugby players. Paper presented at the Toyo University Professorial Lectures, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Hume, P. A., Iwamoto, S., King, D., Millar, S., Zinn, C., Harrison, C., . . . Gibbs, L. (2016, 26th July 2016). Sport science and medicine research support for New Zealand’s elite athletes. Paper presented at the Toyo University Professorial Lectures, Tokyo, Japan.
  • King, D. A., Hume, P. A., Carlson, I., Lammas, J., Kwion, B., & Mayhew, S. (2016). Rugby League ACC injury claims 1st January 2011 To 31st December 2015: Report to NZ Rugby League Board.


    Publications from the player equipment review studies included
  • Hume PA, Burkett  B,  Searchfield  GD,  et  al.  IRB/AUT  Rugby Player Equipment Review Project
    part A: Literature and company product review. A technical report to World Rugby Board. In: Hume
    PA, editor. IRB/AUT Player Equipment Project. Auckland: Sport Performance Research Institute New
    Zealand, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, 2015:54.
  • Hume PA, Burkett B, Searchfield GD. IRB/AUT Rugby Protective Equipment Review Final Report to the World Rugby Board. In: Hume PA, editor. IRB/AUT Player Equipment Project. Auckland: Sport
    Performance Research Institute New Zealand, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand,
    2015:78.
  • Searchfield GD, Hume PA, Kobayashi K, et al. IRB Protective Equipment Project: Feasibility
    testing of the fit and comfort of four hearing aid designs for rugby. In: Hume PA, editor. IRB
    Protective Equipment Project. Auckland: Sport Performance Research Institute New  Zealand,
    Auckland  University  of  Technology,  New  Zealand, 2014:14.