NRL – Is the rugby league too risky for players? (Part 2)

This is equal to soccer (41) and surfing (45) injuries but is significantly smaller than football (178), skiing (199) and motorsport injuries (352).

In Australia, and though all the football codes are put together, football ranks seventh in terms of the risk of spinal injuries due to sport. Physical activities and aquatic activities (diving, surfing) have two spinal cord accidents each.

Has the game become safer? 

The rugby league emerged from the rugby league in 1895 due to the financial pressure on players who were wounded and unable to play. 

Nowadays, while the possibility of injury is being addressed, former football players frequently say that it doesn’t happen in their day. This may have been attributed to the way the game was played once. Quite possibly, though, that is due to a lack of general knowledge of the dangers involved.

Solutions are planned to make the game safer

For its decision to ban shoulder clashes, the National Rugby League (NRL) is to be commended

The NRL may also consider reverting the weighted category to a game where players are paired by height instead of age. There’s some evidence that lighter athletes are more likely to get injured. 

Coaches and players will also contribute to make the game better by increasing awareness about potentially harmful tactics. For eg, with a change focus on keeping the carrier from dropping the ball while handling.

In fact, Spear’s education or use of helmets as contacts has been forbidden in American Football since 1976 as a result of a series of severe spinal injuries. Setting is an important part of the game and carries some challenge to both the dealer and the solver. It is doubtful that the essence of the game will shift to the point of removing any risk. Yet such solutions have decreased the number of accidents more than ever before.

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