Should rugby be banned in schools?

Sports biomechanics lecturer comments on the latest research published in the BMJ yesterday that recommends rugby should be banned in schools

Dr Andrew Barnes from Hallam’s Academy of Sport and Physical Activity spoke to BBC Radio Sheffield [listen to the full package from 1:19:47 with Dr Barnes interview featuring at 1:22:57] to give his views on yesterday’s national news story in which Newcastle University’s Professor Allyson Pollock said a school ban would reduce concussion, head and neck injuries. Dr Barnes argued against the banning of rugby stating the focus needs to be around better education on tackling techniques from an early age.

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