Jury out on link between new NRL rules and spate of injuries | Matt Cleary

Jury out on link between new NRL rules and spate of injuries | Matt Cleary

The Guardian

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The game walks a fine line between enjoyment of its physicality and the direct consequences of that on players

There is no way to know if new rules designed to promote entertainment via ball in play and fatigue in players are responsible for the spike of injuries after three rounds of the NRL season. But there is no way to tell if they are not, either.

It’s too soon and the data is not conclusive. People are injured in rugby league and always have been. ARL Commission boss Peter V’landys said: “The injuries are on average with what they have been in previous years.”

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