More doctors and health experts are calling for a ban on tackling in school rugby games.
They warn of a high risk of serious injury among players under the age of 18, and say schools should move to touch rugby and non-contact rugby. In one example, UK health officials have written an open letter to government ministers, chief medical officers and children's commissioners describing rugby as a "high-impact collision sport."
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The signatories, who include sport scholars, academics, doctors, and public health professionals, say "the majority of all injuries occur during contact or collision, such as the tackle and the scrum."
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