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"Rugby is not NFL Football."

That was the claim made by an International Rugby Board (IRB) representative recently. The comment came in response to a series of investigative reports from Ben Heather of New Zealand's Dominion Post.

Mr. Heather has joined others, including your humble correspondent here at Bleacher Report, in looking into the validity of that statement.

  • Rugby versus Football Numbers: An Inconvenient Truth  
  • Rapid Player Weight Gain: A Game for All Sizes?
  • Brain Trauma in Rugby: Asking Difficult Questions

Only two weeks ago, I posted part one of this series in which I looked at the damning comments put forward by Scotland international Rory Lamont. Lamont's claims about player welfare have created Bleacher Report - Sports & Society
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