New Report Shows the Amazing Dedication of Young Rugby Players in Wales

New research has shown the depth of commitment junior rugby players in Wales put into the sport - with the average youngster clocking up 2,000 training hours between the ages of six to 15.

The study was carried out by Swansea University academics Professor Gareth Stratton, Charles Winn and Dr Melitta McNarry alongside Dr Paul Ford of the University of Brighton and Jason Lewis of the Welsh Rugby Union.

The researchers looked at the amount of time different age groups, mini rugby (age 6-10 years) and junior rugby (11-15 years), spent training and playing friendlies or competitive matches.

In all 590 players took part from across all 26 WRU districts in Wales.

Read more at Wales Online.