posted on Aug, 10 2019 @ 03:52 AM
Apart from superficial similarities, American football and rugby are completely different games. The players are athletes and tough, so are in a good
position physically to play both sports.
A good example of difference is in tackling. In rugby tackling is highly regulated, which is why players don't wear protective kit and helmets. You
will be sent off for a dangerous tackle, such as barging someone, and you can only tackle the person with the ball. In American football, while I am
sure you can be sent off for dangerous play there seems to be less prohibition, plus you can tackle (or block, is it) other players.
The fact that may players who play American football end up with brain injuries is telling, and scandalous if it was not for the vast amounts of money
covering up such inconvenient truths.