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£500,00 rugby tackle

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On Wed 28 Nov at 11:07pm They're tougher oopNorth wrote:
So someone has a splenic injury injury from a late tackle in Rugby Union. And claims £500k damages!
Seriously??
Rugby is a high contact even collision sport. Injuries happen.
If this is going to be the norm the game will die and a lot of good things will go with it.
Its not a sport for everyone, but it instills a lot of good values and if we end up with all sports being destroyed by someone chancing their arm at a big payout then sport is dead. And for those who say 'Good' our kids will be dead a generation later from obesity, diabetes and the rest...
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On Wed 28 Nov at 11:13pm They're tougher.. wrote:
local interest btw.
Claimant played for Haywards Heath & defendant Hove...
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On Wed 28 Nov at 11:33pm Uncle Ernie wrote:
All sports should be banned because they are all very dangerous. Snooker cues can very damaging and as for darts.....
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On Thu 29 Nov at 5:43am Mr wright wrote:
Touch rugby is safer. You can play by walking with the ball not running.
Also if it rain best not to play. Stay at home.
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On Thu 29 Nov at 6:59am Man wrote:
You say that rugby instils good values and I agree but this case seems to hang on whether good values were being exhibited. It is alleged that the tackle which caused the injury was very late and maliciously intended. I see no reason why the injured player shouldn't then try to get redress. It should lead to better values in the future with players thinking harder about their behaviour, whatever the verdict.
 
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On Thu 29 Nov at 5:15pm Clifford wrote:
I played rugby when I was younger and I enjoyed it. But I do wonder what these 'good values' are.
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On Thu 29 Nov at 6:21pm Oval ball game wrote:
Respect for referee; not swearing ; not spitting; not feigning injury to get another player sent off; knocking seven bells out of each other but still having a beer together after you’ve left the field. Basically all the things football doesn’t teach.
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On Thu 29 Nov at 10:23pm Lucifer wrote:
I throw a date once it when straight in the idiots ankle bone, we were in Dover Borstal at the time,the good old days.


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