S1_10 Dangerous Sports: Rugby

Ruth Kelliher, Alex Geddes, Phil Peterson, Gavin Cox


This article explores the damage done to players on the rugby pitch during collisions and tackles. It is found that a dump tackle done by an average 100kg male rugby player on another player exerts a force akin to what a driver would feel in a  ~30mph car crash into a solid wall. For two players running head-on the force felt is akin to a 40mph crash.

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