there's no doubt that both sports are extreme, but which is more hardcore?
Personally im voting rugby. simply because they dont have the protective gear that American footballers wear.
- Rugby83% (5)20% (1)55% (6)Vote
- American football.17% (1)80% (4)45% (5)Vote
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A study was actually done on this and American Football was named the more dangerous of the two
Rugby players suffer cuts and bruises more then anything else. But in American Football you're dealing with concussions, broken bones, torn ligaments, torn muscles and bone dislocations. All of which are too common in American football which is why the NFL is spending millions of dollars on safely measures despite all the gear.
The safety gear in American football actually does more harm then good. Have you ever been hit by an American Football helmet. Those bitches hurt. Due to the safety gear in American Football, players are less hesitate in hitting you with all their might (and helmet) due to the the false sense of security that the safety gear will always protect them.
It's the same case with Boxing. Boxing didn't become dangerous until AFTER boxing gloves were introduced. Prior to boxing gloves, boxers avoided hitting the head, because Knuckles vs Skull = Skull every damn time. Boxing gloves made it comfortable to hit the skull, the same way football gear makes it comfortable for 200-350 lbs men to tackle another man going full speed with all the force in his body.0