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Are we cheering for victory or violence in sports? - World Magazine

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World Magazine
Are we cheering for victory or violence in sports?
World Magazine
Violence in sports cannot be ignored. Our collective knowledge of the damage done to athletes in certain sports over time has grown to a tipping point.

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John Baker's curator insight, February 25, 2014 9:20 PM

Being safe in sports is important but entertaining is more important to fans.

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NRL stars have hit out against the shoulder charge ban but officials say it's for the players' own good

NRL stars  have hit out against the shoulder charge ban but officials say it's for the players' own good | Level3phed | Scoop.it
The push to stamp out shoulder charges has been met with fierce resistance from some of the game's biggest names, but NRL officials and medical staff insist it is in the players' best interests.
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Aggression in Sport: The Nature of The Beast?

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Competitors, spectators and parents need to understand the basis of aggression in sport, for it's potential influence on the community.

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Masculinity and violence: the men who play rugby league

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When his grandson was tragically killed while playing rugby league in April this year, former New South Wales and Australian halfback Tommy Raudonikis said: Everyone needs to understand that this was just…...


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Joshua Cowie's comment, February 7, 2015 6:15 PM
I watch rugby league and love the game, and I agree that it is a brutal game. "A hard game played by hard men." However the fact that this boy died playing the game is surely a reason to look at and ensure the safety of the men playing it. I also agree that the whole attitude about the hardness of the game may need to be altered so that we do everything in our power to ensure that something like this doesn't happen again.,
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No place for violence

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Former All Black Tana Umaga once said to a referee: "We're not playing tiddlywinks here mate - this is a contact sport".
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