Letters Rugby injury surveillance

EuroTag rugby league: a semi-contact version of the game

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2504 (Published 14 May 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2504
  1. Desmond J Foy, leisure centre manager1
  1. 1Rugby League Ireland, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland
  1. desmond_foy{at}hotmail.com

I am a member of the board of Rugby League Ireland and an ex-professional rugby league player. I completely agree that full contact rugby is inherently dangerous,1 and that governments should not promote the full tackle form of the game in schools.

We (Rugby League Ireland) have developed a semi-contact version of the game, …

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