This video is for anyone that says the game of rugby has gone soft
A harrowing story from the father of a rugby player should be enough to make every question their complaints about the game of rugby going soft.
In recent years, World Rugby has brought in several laws that are designed to minimise the chances of head collisions happening in rugby.
In the recent World Cup, many players were given red cards for high challenges where contact was made with the head.
Many fans have complained that the game of rugby has gone soft and we were inclined to agree with a lot of those complaints.
After hearing this story from the father of a player who was knocked out in a match, we have completely changed our mind on the matter. Rugby has not gone soft!
This is a harrowing story to say the least…
That certainly is a hard watch when you think of it in terms of someone you know…
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