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How can you play rugby without tackling?

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How can you play rugby without tackling?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41386706

The UK's chief medical officers (CMOs) are being urged to protect children from the risks of rugby injuries by removing contact from the school game.

Rugby was the sport of choice (not my choice I may add) at my school in the 70's. Yes, there were some injuries but it did help build a sense of teamwork and how to run fast once the ball was in your possessionWink

 

What sort of world are we making for our youngsters if we continually wrap them in cotton wool?

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Re: How can you play rugby without tackling?

Oh come on Mav, don't ask such daft questions.

This is the country of the politically correct elite. Players will have be re trained to ask "Excuse me good sir, would you kindly pass me the ball now i've matched your velocity? There's a good chap.."

 

 

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Re: How can you play rugby without tackling?

When they banned High Tackles (above the shoulder), Stiff Arm and Spear Tackles (lifting player and dropping them on their head) it took all the fun out of the game. I always ended up as a Full Back hence attempting to stop a pack of opposition Forwards on the run.

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Re: How can you play rugby without tackling?

Virtually all sports along with other activities such as rock climbing, caving and the rest have some degree of risk but it should be left up to those taking part what measures should be taken to reduce the risk, in football the old types of ball are no longer used and in cricket face guards are now used.

Some have tried to ban the IoM TT as there are few years when someone does not get killed but riders and spectators are against such a ban.

In short leave it to those taking part to decide on the rules.

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Re: How can you play rugby without tackling?

Difficult call, those taking part are probably least aware of the dangers.

That said I do agree with you.

 

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Re: How can you play rugby without tackling?

@gleneagles All I can say is 'well said', I am no sportsman, for physical reasons, but those who take part know and respect their limitations, and the risks involved.

If we allow this kind of 'risk free' for everything attitude, there will soon be no sense  in getting out of bed in a morning.

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Re: How can you play rugby without tackling?

Sorry @Champnet , I disagree - no sane person will put themselves in danger, intentionally, for a sport.

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Re: How can you play rugby without tackling?

Bloody stupid Elf N Safety   brigade ruin the fun again Sad

send the to New Zealand  and put the in front of the All Blacks Pack 

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Re: How can you play rugby without tackling?


jab1 wrote:

 If we allow this kind of 'risk free' for everything attitude, there will soon be no sense  in getting out of bed in a morning.


Bed? Nooo, far too risky. Hundreds of people die every year falling on stairs.

Stay safe - sleep on the sofa.  Cool

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Re: How can you play rugby without tackling?

@198kHz - I have been known to do that on many occasions - and I haven't rolled off -yet.Wink

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Re: How can you play rugby without tackling?

Sleep!?!  It's not safe to sleep.  Do you know how many people die in their sleep?

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Re: How can you play rugby without tackling?

They should ban 'Courting' could be highly dangerous with serious consequences....