Is Rugby Having The Same Headaches As NFL With Concussions?
Like football, rugby also faces the challenge of how to protect its players from concussions.By Ryan Biek | September 22, 2015
While NFL fans know good and well about the league's issues with player concussions, they might not be aware of similar issues in another football-esque sport — rugby.
The two sports are obviously not perfect mirrors of each other. In rugby, players run around with no padding, and they play with a slightly larger ball. (Video via DHL)
Still, the concept of both is the same: Get the ball across the goal line before a herd of big guys tackles you. Both sports are also in the midst of figuring out how concussions affect their players.