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Publications:

Book Chapters:

Meir, R. (2015) Rugby and the environment. In: C. Twist & P. Worsfold (Eds.), The Science of Rugby. Routledge Publishing, London. Chapter 9, pp. 139-155.

Meir, R. (2008) Tribalism: Attracting fans in a fragmented market. In: S. Chadwick & D. Arthur (Eds.), International Cases in the Business of Sport. Elsevier Publishing, London. Chapter 14, pp. 192-204.

Meir, R. & Arthur, D. (2007) Pricing in Sport Marketing. In: J. Beech & S. Chadwick (Eds), Marketing of Sports. Financial Times Prentice Hall, London. Chapter 15, pp. 321-341.

Refereed Journal Publications:

Ryan Holding, Rudi Meir & Shi Zhou. Can pre-viewing sport specific video influence reactive agility response time? International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 12(2):224-229, 2017.

Shane Rogerson, Rudi Meir, Zac Crowley-McHattan, Kathryn McKewan & Rachel Pastoors (2016) A randomized controlled pilot trial investigating the impact of a workplace resilience program during a time of significant organizational change. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 58(4):329-334.

Nicholls, A.R., Levy, A.R., Jones, L., Meir, R., Radcliffe, J.N. & Perry, J.L. (2016) Committed relationships and enhanced threat levels: Perceptions of coach behaviour, the coach-athlete relationship, primary appraisals, and coping among athletes.International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching, 11(1):16-26.

Whitting, J., Meir, R., Crowley-McHattan, Z. and Holding, R. (2016) The influence of footwear type on barbell back squat using 50, 70 and 90% of 1RM: A biomechanical analysis. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 30(4):1085-1092.

Rudi Meir, Blake Duncan, Zachary Crowley-McHattan, Christian Gorrie and Jeremy Sheppard (2015) Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink: Fluid loss in Australian recreational surfers. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 23(6):16-20.

Meir, R., Zhou, S., Rolfe, M., Gilleard, W. & Coutts, R. (2015) Self-reported sun protection strategies among Australian surfers: Are they heeding the message? New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine, 42(2):50-55.

Nicholls, A.R., Perry,J.L., Levy, A.R., Meir, R., Jones. L., Baghurst, T., Sanctuary, C. and Thompson, M.A. (2015) Coach perceptions of performance enhancement in adolescence:The sport drug control model for adolescent athletes. Performance Enhancement and Health, 3(2):93-101.

Holding, R., Meir, R., and Zhou, S. (2014) Assessing response time reliability in a simple 1-v-1 defensive scenario relevant to rugby football. Journal of Australian Strength & Conditioning, 22(5):111-115.

Meir, R., Holding, J. & Hetherington, J. (2014) Impact of the two-handed rugby ball carry on change of direction speed and reactive agility: Implications for sport specific testing. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 9(5):1181-1190.

Holding R. & Meir, R. (2014) Applying biomenchanical research to coaching instruction of stepping movements in rugby football, Strength and Conditioning Journal, 36(3):8-12.

Meir, R., Zhao, G-G., Zhou, S., Beavers, R. & Davie, A. (2014) The acute effect of mouth only breathing on time to completion, heart rate, rate of perceived exertion, blood lactate, and ventilatory measures during a high-intensity shuttle run sequence. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28(4):950-957.

Whitting, J., Meir, R., Holding, R. & Crowley-McHattan, Z. (2013) The use of 3D motion capture to assess back squat technique wearing different footwear: A preliminary investigation. Journal of Australian Strength & Conditioning, 21(Suppl, 2):94-98.

Holding, R., Meir, R. & Zhou, S. (2013) Responding to “change” in the sporting environment: A brief review of recent agility testing and training research. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 21(3):19-27.

Meir, R., Zhou, S., Rolfe, M., Gilleard, W. & Coutts, R. (2012) An investigation of surf injury prevalence in Australian surfers:  A self-reported retrospective analysis. New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine, 39(2): 52-58.

Meir, R. (2012) Training for and competing in Sevens Rugby: Practical considerations from experience in the International Rugby Board World Series. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 34(4):76–86.

Meir, R., Zhao, G., Zhou, S., Beavers, R. & Davie, A. (2012) Impact of restricting nasal breathing on physiological responses during a simple sports conditioning drill. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 20(Suppl' 1):68-72.

Sanctuary, C., Meir, R. & Sadler, I. (2012) The seven step approach to the application of sport science in English professional rugby league: Practical considerations in strength and conditioning. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 7(1):33-45.

Meir, R., Brooks, L & Rogerson, S. (2011) What do changes in pre-match versus post-match, 1, 2 and 3 days post-match body weight tell us about fluid status in English Premiership rugby union players? The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25(8):2337-2343.

R.A. Meir, R.P.Weatherby & M.I. Rolfe (2010) A retrospective analysis of major and significant injuries and their consequences reported by retired Australian baseball players. The Open Sports Medicine Journal, 4:119-126.

Marshall-Gradisnik, S., Weatherby, R.P., Deakin, G.B., Coutts, R.A., Meir, Rudi, Connellan, P., Stevenson, L.M., Rogerson, S. & Zhou, S. (2009) Natural killer cell activity following six weeks of strength training in healthy young males with/without testosterone enanthate administration. Journal of Exercise Science and Fitness, 6(2):106-114.

Holloway, K., Meir, R., Brooks. L. & Phillips, C. (2008) The Triple-120 meter shuttle test: A sport specific test for assessing anaerobic endurance fitness in rugby league players. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 22(2):633-639.

Harvey, G., Meir, R., Brooks, L. & Holloway, K. (2008) The use of body mass changes as a practical measure of dehydration in team sports. The Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 11(6):600-603.

Meir, R. & Scott, D. (2007) Tribalism: Definition, identification and relevance to the marketing of professional sport franchises. International Journal of Sport Marketing and Sponsorship, 8(4):330-346.

Meir, R., Diesel, W. & Archer, E. (2007) Developing a prehabilitation program in a collision sport: A model developed within English premiership rugby union football. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 29(3):50-62.

Meir, R.A., Weatherby, R.P. & Rolfe, M.I. (2007) A preliminary investigation into the long-term injury consequences reported by retired baseball players. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 10(3):187-190.

Rogerson, S., Riches, C., Jennings, C., Weatherby, R.P., Meir, R. & Marshall-Gradisnik, S. (2007) The effect of 5 weeks Tribulus terrestris supplementation on muscle strength and body composition during pre-season training in elite rugby league players. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 21(2):348-353.

Rogerson, S., Weatherby, R.P., Deakin, G., Meir, R., Coutts, R.A., Zhou, S. & Marshall-Gradisnik, S. (2007) The effect of short-term use of testosterone enanthate on muscular strength and power in healthy young males. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 21(2):354-361.

Noble-Jerks, J., Weatherby, R.P. & Meir, R. (2006) Self reported skin cancer protection strategies and location of skin cancer in retired cricketers: A case study from the membership of the Emu Cricket Club. The Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 9(6):441-445.

Meir, R. (2005) Conditioning the visual system: A practical perspective on visual conditioning in rugby football. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 27(4):86-92.

Meir, R. & Halliday, A. (2005) Pre- and post-game body mass changes during an international rugby tournament: A practical perspective. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 19(3):713-716.

Rogerson, S., Riches, C., Jennings, C., Weatherby, R., Meir, R. & Marshall-Gradisnik, S. (2005) The effect of tribulus terrestris on urinary steroid profiles and the physiological adaptations to pre-season training in elite rugby league players. (Abstract) Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 8(4, Supplement):121.

Marshall-Gradisnik, S., Rogerson, S., Meir, R., Coutts, R. & Weatherby, R. (2005) Natural killer cell numbers and natural killer cytotoxic activity after six weeks of testosterone enanthate administration in health young males. (Abstract) Journal of Science & Medicine in Sport, 8(4, Supplement):133.

Rogerson, S., Weatherby, R., Deakin, G., Meir, R., Coutts, R., Zhou, S. & Marshall-Gradisnik, S. (2005) The effect of short-term use of testosterone enanthate on muscular strength and power in healthy young males. (Abstract) Journal of Science & Medicine in Sport, 8 (4, Supplement):135.

Meir, R. & Hill, M.R. (2003) A Review: Managing jet lag - How to minimise the negative impact of extended travel on performance. West Australian Institute of Sport.

Meir, R., Brooks, L. & Shield, T. (2003) Body weight and tympanic temperature change in professional rugby league players during day and night games: A study in the field. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 17(3):566-572.

Meir, R. (2002) Managing transmeridian travel: Guidelines for minimizing the negative impact of international travel on performance. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 24(4):28-34.

Meir, R., Colla, P. & Milligan, C. (2001) Impact of the 10-metre rule change on professional rugby league: Implications for training. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 23(6):42-46.

Meir, R., Newton, R., Curtis, E., Fardell, M. & Butler, B. (2001) Physical fitness qualities of professional rugby league players: Determination of positional differences. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 15(4):450-458.

Meir, R. (2000) Fan reaction to the match day experience: A case study in English professional rugby league football. Sport Marketing Quarterly, 9(1)34-42.

Booker, R. & Meir R. (2000) Coaching and leadership: A model for enhancing athlete development. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 22(1):34-39.

Weatherby, R.P., Meir, R.A., McDonald, K.N. & Russell, R. (1999) Consequences of participation in professional rugby league: A question of workers compensation? Football Australasia: Reducing the Injury List. (Abstract) Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 2 [supplement 1]:10.

Meir, R. & Murphy, A. (1998) Fluid loss and rehydration during training and competition in professional rugby league. Coaching & Sport Science Journal, 3(1):9-13.

Meir, R. & Booker, R. (1998) "Managing" the coaching environment to enhance performance. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 20(1):50-56.

Meir, R., Arthur, D., Tobin, J. & Massingham, C. (1997) Professional rugby league in Australia: A case study in sponsor awareness. The Cyber Journal of Sports Marketing, 1(2):83-91.

Meir, R.A., McDonald, K.N. & Russell, R. (1997) Injury consequences from participation in professional rugby league: A preliminary investigation. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 31(2):132-134.

Booker, R. & Meir, R. (1997) A Systems approach to enhancing Motivation and Performance in Team Sports - Part 2: Recognition Systems and Training Systems. Strength & Conditioning Coach, 4(3):6-8.

Booker, R. & Meir, R. (1996) A Systems approach to Enhancing motivation and performance in team sports - Part 1: Accountability systems, data systems and feedback systems. Strength & Conditioning Coach, 4(2):8-10.

Meir, R. & Booker, R. (1996) The application of management strategies in coaching. Strength & Conditioning Coach, 4(1): 15-20.

Meir, R. & Davie A. (1995) Thermoregulation in rugby league. The University of Sydney Faculty of Health Sciences, Proceedings of the 10th Biennial Conference: Exercise and Thermoregulation: 267-281, Sydney.

Meir, R.A. (1995) Practical application of oral creatine supplementation in professional rugby league: A case study. Strength & Conditioning Coach, 3(3):6-10.

Meir, R. (1994) A model for the integration of macrocycle and microcycle structure in professional rugby league. Strength & Conditioning Coach, 2(3):6-12.

Pryor, J. & Meir, R. (1994) Plyometric and special speed training for the modern footballer. Congress Abstracts of the First Australian Science in Football Congress, National Australian Football Council: Melbourne.

Arthur, D. & Meir, R. (1994) The application of specificity in professional rugby league via time and motion analysis. Congress Abstracts of the First Australian Science in Football Congress, National Australian Football Council: Melbourne.

Meir, R. (1994) The application of periodisation principles to professional rugby league. Congress Abstracts of the First Australian Science in Football Congress, National Australian Football Council: Melbourne.

Meir, R.A., Lowdon, B.J. & Davie, A.J. (1994) Jersey configuration in rugby league: Too hot to handle? Sport Health, 12(4):22-25.

Meir, R.A., Lowdon, B.J. & Davie, A.J. (1994) The effect of jersey type on thermoregulatory responses during exercise in a warm humid environment. The Australian Journal of Science & Medicine in Sport, 26(1/2):25-31.

Yap, B.K., Kazlauskas, R., Johnston, G.A.R., Meir, R. & Weatherby, R.P. (1994) Effect of exercise combined with environmental humidity on the stress response profiles of urinary cortisol, cortisone, tetrahydrocortisol and tetrahydrocortisone. The Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.

Meir, R. (1994) Evaluating player fitness in professional rugby league: Reducing subjectivity. Strength & Conditioning Coach, 1(4):11-17.

Meir R, Arthur D. & Forrest M. (1993) Time and motion analysis of professional rugby league: A case study. Strength and Conditioning Coach, 1(3): 24-29.

Meir, R. (1993) Seasonal changes in estimates of body composition in professional rugby league players. Sport Health, 11(4):27-31.

Meir, R. & Lowdon B. (1992) A review of factors complicating performance under conditions of thermal stress. Sport Health, 10(1): 16-18, 23-25.

Meir, R. (1991) Acknowledged as a contributor to: Cedaro. R. L. (1991) Report to The Australian Olympic Committee on Environmental Considerations and Related Matters for Australian Athletes Competing in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Australian Institute of Sport, Belconnen, ACT.

Meir, R.A., Lowdon, B.J. & Davie, A.J. (1991) Heart rates and estimated energy expenditure during recreational surfing. The Australian Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 23(3):70-74.

Meir, R. & Davie, A. (1990) Thermoregulatory responses of rugby league footballers playing in warm humid conditions. Ed. Saunders T. L. The Proceedings of the ASMF 27th National Annual Scientific Conference: Sport Through the Ages: 109-121, ASMF: Belconnen.

Meir, R.A., Davie, A.J. & Ohmsen, P. (1990) Thermoregulatory responses of rugby league footballers playing in warm humid conditions. Sport Health, 8(4):11-14.

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