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Scrums, grubbers and spirals: Slo-mo cameras hone in on rugby impacts

Warning: This may also include crocodiles and musk oxen.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xachpa6-CXo

YouTube credit: Earth Unplugged

ONCE WE GET past the appearance of Gavin Henson on Earth Unplugged’s visit to Bath training, we get down to some cool scientific facts along with the fruits of their super slow-motion cameras.

6500 newtons of force generated in a scrum, 1,015 in an average kick of the ball… the numbers can make your head spin, but arguably even more cool is the slow-mo ‘applied physics’ view of the grubbers and spiral kicks.

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