Headbangers: Concussion on the field
Ignore the detractors and the denigrators, there are few sports more cerebral than top-grade Rugby League — if you believe its fans.
They point to the speed and movement necessary to break a defence. The feat is impossible through empty-headed brute force.
On the field, a team will dance through a series of intricately constructed steps to outwit their opponents, creating those tiny, momentary spaces that players exploit to separate success from failure, glory from ignominy.
But this misunderstood thinking-man’s game has long