World Rugby criticises call for scrum and tackle ban in school sport

World Rugby criticises call for scrum and tackle ban in school sport

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By: Press Association | World Rugby criticises call for scrum and tackle ban in school sport | Neuroscience | The Guardian

  • Experts call for ban on ‘harmful contact’ to reduce injury risk
  • World Rugby questions data on which claims are based

World Rugby has criticised the claims in a study calling for tackling and scrums to be banned in school sport.

Allyson Pollock and Graham Kirkwood from the Institute of Health at Newcastle University argued in the British Medical Journal that most injuries in youth rugby occur due to the collision elements of the game.

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They will want to ban walking to school next. And only rubber pens and pencils to be used in class. What is the world coming too. https://t.co/CYMmk6WSgt

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