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Which sport is the most dangerous?

Wednesday September 27 2017

THE UK's chief medical officers (CMOs) are being urged to protect children from the risks of rugby injuries by removing contact from the school game. But which sport do you think is the most dangerous?

Prof Allyson Pollock, from Newcastle University, is presenting new evidence that banning tackling would reduce concussion, head and neck injuries.

Last year, the CMOs rejected a call for a ban on tackling in youth rugby.

They said the benefits of learning, training and playing rugby outweighed the risks of injury.

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