Table 1

Overview of game-specific skills found in studies included in the first step

Skill testedRugby code
Green25 Reactive agilityUnion
Serpell26 Reactive agilityLeague
Serpell29 Reactive agilityLeague
Gabbett24 Reactive agilityLeague
Gabbett33 Reactive agilityLeague
Gabbett9 Reactive agility, pattern prediction/recognition, tackling, catching, passingLeague
Gabbett34 Reactive agility, pattern prediction/recognition, tackling, catching, passingLeague
Pavely20 Reactive passingUnion
Usman35 TacklingUnion
Gabbett31 TacklingLeague
Gabbett21 Tackling under fatigueLeague
Waldron36 Tackling, catching and passingLeague
Lacome37 Tackling and passing during matchUnion
Wu38 ScrummageNot specified
Pienaar10 Catching and passingUnion
Vaz39 Simulated rugby gamesUnion
Higgings40 Simulated rugby gamesUnion
Stuart22 Simulated rugby gamesUnion
Gabbett41 Simulated rugby gamesLeague
Sirotic42 Game-specific skills per minute during matchLeague
Sirotic27 Game-specific skills per minute during matchLeague
Kempton28 Game-specific skills per minute during matchLeague
Bennett23 Skill involvement during matchLeague
Lacome43 Skill involvement during matchUnion
Linthorne44 Rugby kickNot specified
Cockcroft45 Rugby kickUnion
Gabbett46 Two-on-one attacking drillLeague
Gabbett47 Two-on-one attacking drillLeague
Gabbett14 Playing ability assessed by coachLeague
Gabbett48 Playing ability assessed by coachLeague