Tackle rough play in rugby to stop injuries

A review of literature found concussion in 29% of all illegal play injuries but only 9% of injuries sustained in legal play.

“This finding provides governing bodies of the sport with an opportunity to modify risk by implementing greater sanctions, which hopefully would modify the playing behaviour of participants and reduce concussion rates,” said lead author Dr Andrew Gardner (PhD) of the University of Newcastle.

The review revealed a rate of between eight and 17.1 injuries per