Is the rugby league too dangerous? (Part 2)

Has the game become safer?

Since the rugby league in 1895, the rugby league has continued to develop due to the financial burden of injured and unable to play players.

When discussing injury risk these days, former football players often claim that this did not happen in my time. This may be due to the way the game has been played. But the most likely reason is the lack of public awareness of the risks involved.

To refute past adages about safe gaming, let us consider the results of an injury study since 1954. Researchers reported 6 cases of fractures-spondylolisthesis. During 1934-1954, only Leinster (Ireland) ranked high among football players. In three cases, all the death had occurred within 24 hours.

How to make the game safer?

The National Rugby League (NRL) decision to ban shoulder collisions and ball lifting will be praised. While watching amazing, they contradict the text and spirit of the rules.

The same spectacular tackle, but equally dangerous. The rules should be revised to prohibit any compromise above the role level. This will reduce the suspicion of the arbitrator or subsequent hearings and eliminate the need to decide where to make the first contact.

NRL can also consider restoring game rights reorganization, in which players are matched by size rather than age. There is evidence that lighter players are more likely to get injured.

In fact, since 1976, it has been forbidden to train Spear on American football or use helmets as contact points, because this can cause many such serious spinal injuries.

Settlement is an indispensable part of the game, and there are certain risks to the dealer and the solver. It is unrealistic to change the nature of the game to eliminate any danger.