Rugby injuries, particularly concussions, have been in the news recently. With rugby players getting bigger, and the number of big tackles also rising over 37% in the last 15 years, knowing how to tackle big hits is more important than ever.
In 2014, the Telegraph set out to find out what a player experiences when they get involved in a big tackle. In fact, the forces generated when 2 big players collide are similar to those your body experiences in a car crash. Some players are physically capable of absorbing a big hit, and others are genetically predisposed to recover more quickly than others. But training and conditioning can play a big part in being able to cope with a tough tackle.
The importance of training
When 6’ 4” and 17 stones of muscle collides with you, you’ll know about it. That’s what makes training to take a …