runnerguy50 - I agree, less "catastrophic" injuries, but it is a rough
sport, no doubt. One thing it teaches, is correct tackling technique of which
transfers over to American Football - which could result in less head injuries.
I encourage all kids that play American Football to play Rugby in the off-season
as a "prep" for football season.
Good article but after being around the game for over twenty years I get tired
of articles talking about how rough the game is and highlighting injuries. Here
is a fact or two, rugby is not as dangerous as football because since you
don't wear a helmut you don't use your head as a weapon. Rugby's
penalties for dangerous tackling are much more severe then football including
playing a man down and several week suspension. In closing, rugby when played
right is a beautiful game that features endurance speed and agility. The State
of Utah has great rugby at many different levels. Appreciate the article !!!
Idahotransplant - yes there is.The beauty of this growth, especially
in Utah is that it is now commandeering Lacrosse. LAX at one time the growing
darling of Utah club sports yet has now fizzled and reached it's peak - -
too expensive and LAX does not transcend into other sports like Rugby. Many LAX
players are converting to Rugby. Rugby as in Soccer is found worldwide. What
are the two fastest growing and most popular sports in the world (excluding
American football in the USA - which is still the best sport in my opinion)?
Rugby and Soccer.
Is there a youth league in Cache Valley? my son wants to play.