Thursday, 28 July 2011

Rugby Protection

You ask my about rugby rules and I'll look at you a bit fuzzy ask me about rugby protection and I can help you.I cannot stress enough how important as a rugby mum the correct protection is for your child even in tag rugby., more so as they move from tag to contact.  My son J moves to under 13's this year this is an increase in team size ........

When my son was in a rugby festival last year as an under 12's he got injured, whilst he was in a ruck it collapsed.He unfortunately was at the bottom of this rook and got injured. An ambulance was called and he was rushed to hospital, frightening to say the least more so when you are only young.

The diagnosis in hospital was he had broken one of his ribs it is termed as a intercostal tear. Basically the rib is broken it heals but it heal above the break and below it. It was at the hospital that the doctors said the rugby protection was wearing had in fact saved his life. I am so glad he was wearing the protection, while we were there another boy was bought in. His injuries were head injuries , we later learned his life had been saved by wearing a scrum cap.

Despite all his injuries my son was still smiling he was more mortified that the opposition had been stopped from doing a collection for him.

Here is a quote from Kooga"In a high impact sport like rugby, protection is very important. Shoulder pads and headguards can shield your body from injury. Padding to the head, ears, shoulder, bicep, chest and spine protect the venerable parts of your body. A good set of body armour is an essential part of any rugby player’s kit’

A selection of body amour can be found in all good sports shops and on line.

So please ignore what you might hear about rugby being a mans game and you don't need protection , yes you do ., my son is tenamount to the fact you do.

1 comment:

  1. :) I agree with you, unfortunately my son has quit rugby as hes too worried about being injured.


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