A rugby player has died after suffering a cardiac arrest during a match. Alex Evans was playing for Cwmllynfell RFC at their home ground of Parc y Bryn in Neath Port Talbot on Saturday afternoon. The match against Crynant was being played in the memory of a club stalwart who died earlier this year.Aug 22,…
Rugby in South Africa has a lot more structure compared to football. Players have minimum wages… The lowest earning players earn R240 000 per year all the way to R2 million per year. There are 30 players who earn a minimum of R35 000 per month on top of their central contracts…Aug 20, 2021
Forbes’ highest-paid athletes Cristiano Ronaldo (soccer), $120 million. Dak Prescott (NFL), $107.5 million. LeBron James (NBA), $96.5 million. Neymar (soccer), $95 million. Roger Federer (tennis), $90 million. Lewis Hamilton (F1), $82 million. Tom Brady (NFL), $76 million. Kevin Durant (NBA), $75 million. May 12, 2021
Almost a quarter of professional rugby players may have brain damage, the first study of its kind suggests. Scientists used advanced brain imaging and analysis to compare elite rugby players with rowers and other noncontact athletes as well as people who played no sport.Jul 22, 2021
Here are the reported salaries of the game’s biggest earners: Michael Hooper – £750,000. Maro Itoje – £750,000+ Beauden Barrett – £780,000. Virimi Vakatawa – £780,000. Finn Russell – £850,000. Eben Etzebeth – £900,000. Charles Piutau – £1million. Handre Pollard – £1million. Aug 16, 2021
Again, Rugby players are more likely to suffer injury. A study of school teams (obviously amateur) with players aged from 14–18 years showed that Rugby players incurred 1.5 times more overuse and training injuries in relation to exposure time, and 2.7 times more match injuries than football players.
According to their findings, rugby players suffered 4.6 severe injuries per 100,000 athletes. By contrast, football had an average injury rate of 1 per 100,000 athletes. But it’s not just concussions that make rugby one of the most dangerous contact sports.Oct 14, 2020
Football comes in second with 2.5 concussions per every 1,000 players per game. For players under the age of 18, rugby was also number one, at 4.18, while football was third at 0.53. As far as injuries in general, a study performed by doctors Nienke W. Willegenburg, James R.May 5, 2020