posted on Nov, 16 2011 @ 06:38 AM
the toughest sport without a doubt is an irish game called 'hurley'
its an outdoor game on a big pitch were players use a wooden 'hurl' to hit a hard ball to each other with aim of scoring points into the
the pitch is set up like rugby (another tough sport, no padding)
the only protection players use is a head shield, and they hit each other when tackling with the 'hurl'.
it can get quite vicious, beating and hitting each other with the hurl a lot.
i havnt the time now to look for an example but i strongly suggest you look it up. hurley.
rugby is another tough sport very similar to american football but without the padding and helmets
compare these two sports to basketball, soccer, american football and you'll see that they are quite considerably tougher, no doubt.