Going on a rugby tour exposes players to a significant risk of rugby injuries. The inherent risks of this contact sport are increased by fatigue due to many matches being played in quick succession and varying pitch conditions. Here’s how to stay safe on a rugby tour.
How to stay safe on a rugby tour
Poorly-maintained pitches and poor or overly aggressive tackles can cause all kinds of rugby injuries, including:
- Cuts, bruises and lacerations
- Broken bones
To stay safe on a rugby tour and prevent injuries by bad tackles or poor pitch condition, it is imperative to always wear your protective gear, which includes:
- Head guards
- Mouth guards
- Forearm guards
- Shoulder and shin pads
Injuries caused by the onset of fatigue can be minimised by focusing on conditioning during training. This includes:
- Increasing running strength and stamina
- Boosting coordination by training on wobble boards
- Performing single leg squats and other single-leg strengthening moves
- Working on explosive strength and sprinting training
- Working on hamstring condition and strength
It is, of course, elementary for players to have conditioning training not only to stay safe on a rugby tour but throughout the rugby season and off season.
Injured on a rugby tour
Poor pitch conditions and bad tackles can cause injuries even to the most conditioned, well-trained players. If you were injured by a trip or slip on a badly maintained rugby pitch or by a bad tackle, you could be entitled to make a rugby injury claim.
Who is liable for my rugby injury?
In a case of a rugby-related injury due to poor pitch maintenance, the club responsible for maintaining the pitch could be held liable for your injuries. If another player deliberately or carelessly tackled you and you were subsequently injured, the player may be liable to pay you rugby injury compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline
Boasting over 15 years’ experience in processing rugby accident claims, we can assist you in establishing liability. We can also help you get the necessary evidence to support your claim together and bring your sports injury claim to a quick, successful conclusion.
If you were injured while on a rugby tour and believe someone else was responsible for your accident, call our no-obligation freephone helpline from your mobile or any UK landline on 0333 500 0993 or 0800 689 0500 today. Calls are invariably confidential and claims are processed by in-house solicitors on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis.
Date Published: May 6, 2017
Author: Accident Advice