Investigating the relationship between Malaysian rugby sevens match officials physical fitness and performance
The objective of this study is is to investigate the relationship between rugbgby match officials physical fitness to their perfor formance. 132 rugby side match official seven wewere selected as the respondent of the study. ANOANOVA indicated no significant differences [F = (3, 128) = 0.322, p = 0.809] in physical fitness ac across age level but there is a significant difference erences [F = (3, 128) = 60.903, p < 0.05] across experience level. Highly experienced mat match officials scored significantly higher in physica ical fitness compared to less experienced match match officials. There is a positive and significant relationshi lationship between physical fitness (r = 0.64, p < 0.05) to match official performance. Finally, physical fitness are important for rugby sevens evens match officials and it must considered as criteria in de iteria in determining match official grades.
Keywords: physical fitness; performance; match official; rugby