Football Versus Rugby

With differing tastes among audiences, American Football and Rugby have placed their fans on the opposite sides of debates unto whose sport is the most entertaining.  Although, at the outset, the game mechanics of both games mainly involve the delivery of the ball to the opponent’s side for a win.  The execution is what matters and is the adventure for many sports enthusiasts.  And it is in this part that most injuries and many dangers are involved.

According to a study conducted for the National Collegiate Athletic Association, concussions suffered by college football players in games were 26 percent lower last year than seven years earlier.  The survey by Indianapolis-based Datalys Center showed the incidence of concussions in all three football divisions was 2.5 per 1,000 players who took the field for a game in the 2011-2012 season as compared to 3.4 per 1,000 in 2004-2005.

On the other hand, injuries in the rugby field were established recently as the Wallabies face a potentially destructive injury to their rankings as well unless all Australian rugby stakeholders buy into a new national player welfare program, according to ARU high performance boss David Nucifora.  Nucifora’s warning comes as Australian rugby experiences an unprecedented injury crisis, with more than a full, 22-man team of Wallabies stars currently sitting on the sidelines, and even more busted players at Super Rugby level, Foxsports Australia Reports.  The volume of injuries, not only this year but also in 2011 as well, has rung alarm bells at the ARU, who have ramped up the introduction of a high-tech, 12-month player welfare management system at national and state levels, the news outfit reported.

One Response to “Football Versus Rugby”

  1. Edward says:

    Although watching rugby and football is very entertaining, the risk of injuries is very high in this kind of sports. I hope sports officials can do something that may help avoid this unfortunate incidences.

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