High-Tech of the Scrum’s Black Arts!
Technology effects sports in many different ways; from the performer to the supporter ‘tech’ is continually help refine the performance experienced.
Since 2010-11 the FFR (French Rugby Federation) has utilised a state-of-the-art scrum machine to better understand the art and science of the black arts of the scrum. Far beyond the basic systems just using pneumatics, this highly engineered systems can replicate the forces and movements that the players involved will experience. Not only can this aid performance, but it also has huge benefits for the medical and strength & conditioning communities when dealing with the physical aspects of being involved in the scrum.