Banning Rugby Tackling

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  1. Nick

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    Have seen that they want to ban rugby tackling in schools. When I was at school I had no idea about Rugby as it was just football and tennis for me, but when we did it in PE it was all about absolutely hammering each other.

    If they really want to prevent concussion give them access to head protectors, it is going to end up like American Football with padding.

    Imagine letting the poor kids play british bulldog now (it got banned when I was at school) or playing football with a netball (the solid type balls) and getting a whack in the face with one of those.

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    I think it's about time it was banned as there are to many size differences at schools and the players are inexperienced. Also it's shit as a game just synchronised cuddling for toffs.

    At school our teacher dislocated his shoulder tackling a pupil not nice seeing another teacher trying to put it back in
     
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    Ladies and Gentlemen, Sky Blues Talk at its finest.
     
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    Just ban rugby completely!
     
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    There’s no problem with it as long as they have the correct people teaching it. Same goes for heading in football for example. Rather than having a teacher with very little relative experience, a sports specialist is a must imo.

    With regards to head protection NFL are looking at getting rid of the helmets as there’s some evidence that they increase the likelihood of injury. There’s an argument that head guards in Rugby also don’t really protect the head itself that much. It’s more to do with the ears. If anything a gum shield offers more protection against concussion.
     
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    disagree - kids develop very differently
    on the football pitch it means the fast developers look great (Conor thomas) - only to be overtaken later on by those with true ability

    In kids, some 11 year olds are babies, whilst others have beards (and thats just the lads) - and as such something should be done
    I am sure a lot of talent is missed in all sports by only looking at the 11 year old athletes
     
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    this is shocking!!!!!!...










    ....they fookin banned British Bulldog?
     
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    They'll want hot food banned next.
     
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    I only played Rugby a couple of times at school but that was enough. There were a few big bullies who used it as an excuse to beat you up if you ever came in possession of the ball. So the whole object of the game for me was to get rid of the ball as quickly as possible, but even that did not guarantee you wouldn't be tackled.
    My school experience of Rugby put me off the game for about 20 years.
     
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    Banning it isn't the answer, just like stopping under a certain age heading a football. They'll suffer in later life by not using the correct technique. All they need to do is teach the correct technique from a young age. Headed balls and played rugby most of my life. Never done me any harm.

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    I've always said about a scrum cap (mainly because I've always said Petr Chech wears one for no reason). There's minimum padding and protection on a scrum cap. They're for protection of the ears more than anything else!

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    I’m well aware that they develop at different points. I’m not quite sure the relevance of your point as a reply to mine though.

    If someone who knows what they are doing teaches the kids in the first place by breaking down each individual coaching point of a particular event in a game it’s fine. I do that on a daily basis and most of the kids seem to pick it up pretty quick.
     
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    Bang on.
     
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    Different sizes in schools? No different to adult life. At 6"4' I play 2nd row, I play against people who play on the wing or in the backs half my size. Does this mean I can't tackle them as I'm too big to be fair?

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    Yeah, it's like Dion Kelly-Evans trying to rugby tackle Greg Davies.
     
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    an 11 year old got paraylise ddoing a rubgby tackle

    unless its at an actualy rugby club where kids wanna learn is ay 100% ban it, if i am blessed with a child i may well say refuse to do it. rugby is something forced upon kids in school, its more dangerous than football so fuck the shitty sport
     
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    they want to play though dummy, not forced like at school
     
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    A kid could get paralysed falling down the stairs in the maths block! You gonna ban you kid from Maths class too? In fact, why send kids to school at all. God only knows what could happen to them without my blanket of cotton wool around them. Lock the doors and windows and shut the world outside!

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    thats just silly. in maths you dont lunge into another human being head first

    it should be banned unless kids sign of on it. for a rugly club its fine i dont disageree,kids wanna be good at rugby, its best they learn early

    at my school majority of year group loved football not rugby and had no intention of playing it when older. i know i most certainly have not!
     
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    I have an 8 year old who plays Hockey, she could get whacked with the stick and injured from that. She goes swimming too, it's forced. She could drown.

    You can also get serious injuries playing football if you land funny going for a header.

    I'd have no issues with mine playing Rugby, she would probably enjoy it.
     
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    So what about athletics? Javelin, shot put? Etc etc. All these are/can be dangerous too. We can't just ban everything in life that's dangerous. Nothing would ever get done. More school kids are knocked down by cars on way to/from school than what are injured in Rugby/sports accidents at school. Are you gonna stop driving your car though?
    It works both ways.
    I never ever thought about rugby until I got to secondary school, I was all about football. And had I not of played it at school I probably never would of. As a football fan who's quite good at rugby I'd of missed out. Neither of my parents are rugby fans so would never of taken me to a rugby club as I played football all through primary.

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    I didn't mind Rugby, I didn't really know the rules like offside etc as I wasn't that serious about it but I liked getting the ball and running as fast as I could to not get hammered or just rugby tackling people.
     
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    i heard that dad of paralysided kid on radio, i hope no one ever has to go through that.

    using a stick in hockey cannot be banned. delaying tackling training can be.
     
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    What about heading footballs, slide tackling etc?

    If somebody falls funny from a slide tackle they can also get hurt.

    I hope no parent has to have a child injured from anything at all, but it also doesn't mean ban everything where there is a chance of injury.
     
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    If they ban rugby then wasps go out of business. Fucking do it.
     
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    Fucking great idea. Hadn't thought of it like that!!
    Ban the horrible sport. It's shit anyway. I don't want any more people injured by this prehistoric sport.

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    You obviously didn't go to Woodway Park.

    Edit: just spotted Pasty's post.
     
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    This is not slight chance though. This is lingijg with head and neck at someone

    Increasing chances
     
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    NFL tackling is worse they often go head on head and NFL helmets never look secure usually wobbly.
     
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    To be fair CC4L, it's very rare in Rugby you lunge head first into a tackle. 99.9%of tackles that I make are arms around the legs or shoulders or a pull of a shirt or a tap of the ankles as they run past. You're more likely to get injured in a scrum or a rook than you are in a tackle.

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    i understand what you are saying but i am not disputing injuries can occur anywhere

    i simply think it should be banned at young age in schools not rugby clubs, dont like feeling of allowing neck injuries to be easily done
     

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