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Rugby Fans in Training New Zealand (RUFIT-NZ): protocol for a randomized controlled trial to assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a healthy lifestyle program for overweight men delivered through professional rugby clubs in New Zealand

NZ Research Abstract

posted by Research Admin 1 on 11 February 2020


Ralph Maddison
Elaine Hargreaves
Yannan Jiang
Amanda J. Calder
Sally Wyke
Cindy M. Gray
Kate Hunt
David R. Lubans
Helen C. Eyles
Nick Draper
Justin Ihirangi Heke
Stephen Kara
Gerhard Sundborn
Claire Arandjus
Matthew Jenkins
Samantha Marsh

Year of Publication



BMC Trials 21, Article number 139, 4 February, 2020

Publication Type

Journal article


This randomised control trial is designed to assess the success of an intervention aiming to deliver healthy lifestyle education to over weight/obese males, delivered by professional rugby clubs . The programme, RUFIT-NZ, is based on a Scottish programme; Football Fans In Training.

Type of Study

Clinical trial

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