Tackling in physical education rugby: an unnecessary risk?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622460
Title:
Tackling in physical education rugby: an unnecessary risk?
Authors:
White, Adam John ( 0000-0002-6865-8197 ) ; Batten, John; Robinson, Stefan; Anderson, Eric; Burns, Andrew; Batey, Jo; Ryan-Stewart, Helen; Discombe, Russell
Abstract:
Since 2016, we have been strong advocates for the removal of tackling from rugby (League and Union) played in school physical education in the United Kingdom [1]. This is because (a) tackling is the leading cause of injury in rugby, (b) rugby has a level of risk that is higher than non-contact sports, (c) there is no requirement or need for tackling as part of the school physical education curriculum, and (d) many children are compelled to participate in contact rugby [2]. In response to this call, the Chief Medical Officers and the Physical Activity Expert Group commented: ‘The Committee reject the call to ban tackling, as they do not feel rugby participation poses an unacceptable risk of harm’ [3]. Yet, the notion of risk (un) acceptability is a construct that needs further discussion, which we will start here [4].
Citation:
White AJ, Batten J, Robinson S, Anderson E, Burns A, Batey J, Ryan-Stewart H, Discombe R (2018) 'Tackling in physical education rugby: an unnecessary risk?', Injury Prevention 24 (2) 114-115.
Publisher:
BMJ
Journal:
Injury Prevention
Issue Date:
14-Jan-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622460
DOI:
10.1136/injuryprev-2017-042672
PubMed ID:
29363589
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1353-8047
Appears in Collections:
Sport and physical activity

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dc.contributor.authorWhite, Adam Johnen
dc.contributor.authorBatten, Johnen
dc.contributor.authorRobinson, Stefanen
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Ericen
dc.contributor.authorBurns, Andrewen
dc.contributor.authorBatey, Joen
dc.contributor.authorRyan-Stewart, Helenen
dc.contributor.authorDiscombe, Russellen
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-15T13:19:04Z-
dc.date.available2018-01-15T13:19:04Z-
dc.date.issued2018-01-14-
dc.identifier.citationWhite AJ, Batten J, Robinson S, Anderson E, Burns A, Batey J, Ryan-Stewart H, Discombe R (2018) 'Tackling in physical education rugby: an unnecessary risk?', Injury Prevention 24 (2) 114-115.en
dc.identifier.issn1353-8047-
dc.identifier.pmid29363589-
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/injuryprev-2017-042672-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/622460-
dc.description.abstractSince 2016, we have been strong advocates for the removal of tackling from rugby (League and Union) played in school physical education in the United Kingdom [1]. This is because (a) tackling is the leading cause of injury in rugby, (b) rugby has a level of risk that is higher than non-contact sports, (c) there is no requirement or need for tackling as part of the school physical education curriculum, and (d) many children are compelled to participate in contact rugby [2]. In response to this call, the Chief Medical Officers and the Physical Activity Expert Group commented: ‘The Committee reject the call to ban tackling, as they do not feel rugby participation poses an unacceptable risk of harm’ [3]. Yet, the notion of risk (un) acceptability is a construct that needs further discussion, which we will start here [4].en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBMJen
dc.rightsGreen - can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher's version/PDF-
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectC600 Sports Scienceen
dc.subjecthealthen
dc.subjectL510 Health & Welfareen
dc.subjecthealth and physical educationen
dc.subjectrugbyen
dc.subjecttacklingen
dc.subjectphysical educationen
dc.titleTackling in physical education rugby: an unnecessary risk?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInjury Preventionen
dc.date.updated2018-01-15T13:08:28Z-
dc.description.notecan be made OA immediately upon online publication-

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