After the recent tragic events in Manchester, Salford Red Devils have come up with a tremendous offer. They are allowing everyone into their upcoming game against Catalan Dragons completely free. The guys on the gates will not be taking tickets, instead, they will be replaced with a donations box for the victims of the Manchester attacks.
The injury risks of youth rugby have received much attention in recent years, in particular, the risks of concussion have been widely discussed. In a bid to reduce injury in sport the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and the University of Bath have conducted The School Injury Prevention Study.
Health experts are calling on the Government to ban tackling in school rugby.
In an open letter to MPs, chief medical officers and children’s commissioners, some 70 doctors and health experts argue that schools should move towards non-contact rugby.
The signatories say studies show the risk of injuries to teenagers is “high and injuries are often serious”.
The aim of this webinar will be to explore the literature regarding the influence physical qualities may have on match activities and post-match fatigue in players of rugby, American football, Aussie rules and other contact sports.
The UK government plan to fund and to increase participation in rugby in schools has not been informed by injury data, experts warn in The British Medical Journal.
Professor Allyson Pollock and colleagues at Queen Mary University of London say the government “should ensure the safety and effectiveness of (school) sports” and call for injury surveillance and prevention programmes to be established to help reduce injury rates.
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