Youth Rugby growing on the Big Island – and it’s SAFE
Youth Rugby is very safe. Younger kids play Touch Rugby, a 2 hand touch game that is probably safer than soccer – no headers!
Tackle Rugby is a contact sport that is played safely on 6 continents by millions of kids all over the world. Tackle Rugby is played under close supervision with qualified coaches and referees. Special rule modifications make the game safer and scrums less powerful to prevent injury.
Rugby tackles require tacklers to ‘wrap’ the player and bring him safely to the ground. Studies have shown no significant difference in injury rate between Rugby and other sports.