Rugby is at tipping point
The ABs haven’t been in many of those situations and were unable to adapt. I’m concerned about the increasing size of players and number of injuries in the Gallagher Premiership and beyond. For part of my A Level, I did a questionnaire to which 508 people from 21 countries, including past internationals, coaches and fans, responded.
Over half of respondents (57%) believe the increasing size of players is responsible for more injuries and that the game is at a tipping point as regards player welfare.
Despite those concerns, 73% believe it’s still a game for all shapes and sizes and while 62% don’t want the laws changed, many respondents called for the current laws to be applied more strictly. There was also a majority support (52%) for junior rugby to played in weight categories.
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