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  1. Standard member redbadger
    Suzzie says Badger
    24 Jun '14 14:01
    which is the tougher sport?
  2. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    24 Jun '14 14:51
    Originally posted by redbadger
    which is the tougher sport?
    Which ever sport has the most injuries percentage-wise of players.
  3. Standard member redbadger
    Suzzie says Badger
    24 Jun '14 14:58
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    Which ever sport has the most injuries percentage-wise of players.
    tricky one gridironers suffer more brain/neck problems/rugby players suffer more back injuries and many become paralized. when a ru team played a rl over both codes they both won playing in their own code.
  4. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    28 Jun '14 16:31
    Futbol/soccer is the most injuries.
  5. 30 Jun '14 10:20
    Originally posted by redbadger
    tricky one gridironers suffer more brain/neck problems/rugby players suffer more back injuries and many become paralized. when a ru team played a rl over both codes they both won playing in their own code.
    Nope. In the nfl the most injuries occurred in the knee or ankle and in rugby ~25% of the injuries were concussions but being as they don't use pads, the majority of injuries are contusions.
  6. 30 Jun '14 10:31
    Originally posted by redbadger
    which is the tougher sport?
    They are just different. While both sports require explosiveness and endurance American football is a more explosive type sport than rugby whereas rugby is more endurance. A play in the nfl lasts mere seconds whereas a try in rugby lasts minutes.
  7. 30 Jun '14 10:35
    Originally posted by iChopWoodForFree
    They are just different. While both sports require explosiveness and endurance American football is a more explosive type sport than rugby whereas rugby is more endurance. A play in the nfl lasts mere seconds and the rest time is 5 to ten times longer than the play itself, in rugby the action continues as soon as the tackled player gets up and returns the ball to play.
  8. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    02 Jul '14 17:32
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    Futbol/soccer is the most injuries.
    You would get a red card in soccer for doing things that happen on every play in the NFL.

    No team sport that I know of is as tough as the NFL. The expression that the most important player is the QB and the second most important player is the backup QB tells the story. That they put the QB in a red shirt in practice so that nobody should hit him and that the NFL keeps having to make the rules stricter every year about hitting the QB and hitting people in general to prevent class action lawsuits against the league and brain damage to the players also speaks volumes.

    In rugby, there's a lot of physical contact of course, but that's not how people get seriously hurt. They get seriously hurt when huge people who can run like the wind come at you at 20 miles per hour and try to take your head off. No scrum is as dangerous as Ronnie Lott or Steve Atwater lowering his helmet on you as you reach for a crossing pattern pass.
  9. Standard member vivify
    rain
    25 Jul '14 22:42
    Rugby is tougher, but gridiron is more dangerous.
  10. 27 Jul '14 03:57
    Originally posted by redbadger
    which is the tougher sport?
    Do rugby players use steroids?
  11. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    08 Sep '14 07:17
    Originally posted by whodey
    Do rugby players use steroids?
    The front row use Steradent
  12. Subscriber deriver69
    Keeps
    09 Sep '14 12:56 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    Futbol/soccer is the most injuries.
    Although I do not see what the obsession is with wondering what is the most dangerous sports; football/soccer is usually in the top ten. Possibly it could be all the clashing of unguarded heads, also most of us who have played have collided with the goalposts at one point.

    If its danger you are looking for here is a decent list but rugby isn't in there:

    http://www.medicine.ox.ac.uk/bandolier/booth/Risk/sports.html
  13. Subscriber karoly aczel
    Happy Chappie
    09 Sep '14 22:39 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by redbadger
    which is the tougher sport?
    Rugby league or rugby union?

    The league payers don't have any protection these days (except mouthguards I think). In the past they had shoulder pads.

    The number of injuries I see every week in rugby league is staggering and there are constant rule revisions to try to stamp out "rough tactics", but that's half the point
  14. Subscriber karoly aczel
    Happy Chappie
    09 Sep '14 22:44
    Originally posted by iChopWoodForFree
    They are just different. While both sports require explosiveness and endurance American football is a more explosive type sport than rugby whereas rugby is more endurance. A play in the nfl lasts mere seconds whereas a try in rugby lasts minutes.
    A play lasts mere seconds because of the start/ stop nature of nfl.

    We hate it here - the fact that nfl is always starting and stopping.
    There are always commentators reminding us that a good game is free flowing and not bogged down with with video referees.
    And that's the way the public to like it too. No time-outs, no stuffing around and show ponying . Just a good open running game of football
  15. 11 Sep '14 02:27
    Originally posted by sh76
    You would get a red card in soccer for doing things that happen on every play in the NFL.

    No team sport that I know of is as tough as the NFL. The expression that the most important player is the QB and the second most important player is the backup QB tells the story. That they put the QB in a red shirt in practice so that nobody should hit him and that the ...[text shortened]... onnie Lott or Steve Atwater lowering his helmet on you as you reach for a crossing pattern pass.
    ah, ya left out Jack Tatum...... John Lynch.