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Poll: Should tackling be banned in youth rugby?

Doctors in Tallaght have discovered an unusual type of injury suffered by teenage rugby players.

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DOCTORS IN THE UK have recently called for tackling to be banned in school rugby matches, warning they pose a potential high risk of serious injury.

Now it has emerged doctors in Tallaght discovered a type of unusual fracture suffered by young rugby players. This type of injury is usually seen in patients as a result of high-velocity trauma such as road crashes.

So, we want to know: Should tackling be banned in youth rugby?

Poll Results:

No (9530)
Yes (2369)
I'm not sure (838)

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