I come from a small province in New Zealand with less than 100 000 people living in It. In the last year 2 people died and 1 was paralyzed playing rugby just in my province. That's not including the countless broken bones, concussions and other injuries. In rugby if you run strait at someone and have a head knock you're gonna have a bad time. If you are in the middle of a ruck and the other team starts stomping with cleats you are gonna have a bad time. If you are in a maul and it collapses on you, you're gonna have a bad time. Rugby is bad if you want to be safe. This list pisses me off because people vote for their favorite sport, not the most dangerous one. My favorite sport is cricket and that pretty dangerous but not as bad as rugby. So don't vote for sports like soccer. Vote rugby because its bad.
I come from a small province in New Zealand with less than 100 000 people living in It. In the last year 2 people died and 1 was paralysed playing rugby just in my province. That's not including the countless broken bones, concussions and other injuries. In rugby if you run strait at someone and have a head knock you're gonna have a bad time. If you are in the middle of a ruck and the other team starts stomping with cleats you are gonna have a bad time. If you are in a maul and it collapses on you, you're gonna have a bad time. Rugby is bad if you want to be safe. This list pisses me off because people vote for their favourite sport, not the most dangerous one. My favourite sport is cricket and that pretty dangerous but not as bad as rugby. So don't vote for sports like soccer. Vote rugby because its bad.
(Ex South African here) I played Rugby many years and started playing American Football just this last year. I never realised it before but if you think helmet and pads make it easier you have no idea. That helmet becomes a weapon and it can really kill getting hit by it. The shoulder pads really aren't as softening as I thought they would be.
Additionally tackling in the air is permitted, so is shoulder barging. Heck you can get hit to kingdom come even if you're on the other side of the field as the ball... And you most likely won't see it coming either.
Now Rugby is a great sport and it is tough but unless you've played both like myself you can't talk about the pads.
Rugby is not more dangerous than American Football or Rugby League, this is because you are taught how to tackle properly, around the legs, with your head on the correct side to stop head injuries. Whereas in Rugby League you can get serious injuries from the shoulder charging and in American Football you can easily get head (and frequently brain) injuries (shown many times on the news) because you are taught to go into a tackle head first.
Rugby is definitely more dangerous than football and cheerleading. Rugby you have no padding and you are always tackling people. I also definitely think it is more dangerous than cheerleading because they say they play when they are injured well ya rugby players do to. I have seen one girl play with a concussion and a broken nose, then that same game she sprained a her ankle. That's dangerous and I am pretty sure if you make a mistake in rugby it would put you in danger just as much as it would in cheerleading or any other sport. So anyway RUGBY IS definitely THE MOST DANGEROUS SPORT IN THE WORLD.
Rugby is a very rough sport involving how most rugby players carry on after they have been injured. I play Rugby and used to ride and yes riding was a sport that was extremely dangerous I broke bones from it and also broke bones from rugby. I watched a game of rugby and a guy cracked his head open and carried on playing for the sake of his team. Another rugby play dislocated his arm and went off the pitch. He came back on the pitch 5 minutes after. What they did to him was relocate it and sent him back on the pitch.
This sport is way more Dangerous than Rugby League & Soccer - keegan11
I play both rugby and football, just wanted to say they're both completely different sports and to say one is tougher than the other is just completely apples to oranges. Football is a lot more head to head collisions and really the whole reason for all of the pads is because of the helmets. Rugby sees its fair share of injuries, and they can get nasty, but I'd say that when football players get hurt, it's a lot more serious. I agree that rugby is a lot more fast paced, and I think that makes it a lot more fun.
I am a 19 yr old woman and I play rugby. Right now, I am sitting on the couch with 2 broken legs because of a bad tackle in the last game where someone landed on my legs wrong. How is anything more dangerous than football without padding? Rugby has more skill associated with it, less breaks, and rough since it doesn't ALLOW padding. The only protection you have is a mouth guard... This should be #1!
The topic is most dangerous just so people know cheerleading is no way near as dangerous as rugby it may be difficult but were talking about danger lots of people die playing rugby Because of injury just like bull and horse riding why football is there I don't know a few times I heard managers say a player is not playing because of a bruised shoulder what I fractured my neck before and played on because Irish teams teach if it ain't broke don't fix it
This list is a joke! No way can football (soccer) be more dangerous than rugby. As for American football where the players are are so padded up they look like they're wearing pillows under their shirts, it should be relegated to the softer sports. Aussie rules football has got to be more dangerous than soccer so why is that so low down the list? In rugby as in Aussie rules, the toughness of the sport should be recognised properly and not ignored by the fans of 'soft' sports.
Rugby is seriously dangerous. If the game is played correctly, injuries are minimized; but of course accidents occur. There are no pads like American football, and play does not stop nearly as often. Each scrum pack can be as heavy as 920kg... now take two packs thumping and pushing against each other, and consider the pressures on the players in the middle of the scrum... it is seriously hardcore. Tackles, loose rucks, mauls... it can be gory!
There is no way that soccer etc is anywhere near the same level of risk as Rugby.
I agree with every other comment made but I've got one more point, yes cheerleaders train and train but so do rugby players, while also having to play at least 1 match a week maybe even more if involved in club, county and international rugby, making the effects on the body constant! Even football players only play once every few weeks which gives them time to recover unlike in rugby!
This site is a bit ridiculous. You have base jumping and mountaineering way behind cheerleading... And how the hell is cheerleading more dangerous than gymnastics? IT'S A DUMBED DOWN COMMERCIALIZED VERSION of gymnastics... This list is a HUGE FAIL. Please rework it. This is a huge joke.
Rugby is more than a sport. Not only that you are not wearing pads except a mouth guard and sometimes a scrum cap you are always pounding and being pounded into. This tough sport should definitely be rated in the top 3 sports on this website. Many people vote for their favorite sport when they should really think of the injuries not of the training.
How's rugby league in front... Rugby is the exact same but it has rucks and proper scrums which are one of the most dangerous parts of rugby. Also football has a lot of padding, what do rugby players have... A gum Shield!
After reading all this nonsense that "cheerleading", "horseback riding" and worst of all, "football" are dangerous sport, I knew that the truth needed to be heard. Rugby is extremely hard and dangerous. I broke my ribs, had my brain spinning at 3000000mph and could barely breathe or stand properly, let alone run. And this was the first time I was playing a professional match. Rugby is for the hardcore players. Football is for sissy girls who are too scared to get hurt so they have to pad themselves. And what's worse you guys don't even play for long. Four seconds is the average length of a play? Surely, we play 40 hardcore minutes before we can have a 10 min break. Rugby is the most dangerous sport out of this list. The only one comparable in this list is bull fighting, and that's not even a legit sport
Bitches this is the hardest & the best game for real men! No pads, head gears & lot of other guards like NFL! Rugby players never cry like those soccer players! This is the game of GODS! How do I know all of these? Because I was there people! I played rugby!
It's like American RUles football, with barely any stopages, and you don't wear pads. I play it, and it is one of the most physically demanding sports on Earth. I'm a State Champion Martial Arts fighter, and I find that easier than a casual game of Rugby Union between schools...
Rugby is for real men and should be way ahead of football and soccer because in soccer you only play with your feet and you wear pads to protect yourself wear as football you wear helmets and pads and all that rugby all you get is a mouth guard that only helps in stopping your teeth from falling out
I play American football and rugby. Both sports are violent, but I don't think I can even place football on the same level of violence as rugby. I've played with some who are better classified as beasts than men... I've seen people lose ears and finish a match. Rugby = football without pads.
I've played rugby since I was in third grade, and even then I' had friends get concussions and players break bones. We don't wear those pads like in football, but we do have a LOT of injuries because of that. But I would rather get some injuries than wear those stupid pads
I'm 13 years old and I have sprained muscles in my neck and back I have twisted my knee multiple times I have bruises and cuts all over my body when I come back from training and matches, which isn't so bad. I think rugby should be number 3 not 9
My brother plays and my friends and it's a big part of my family people get hurt a lot my boyfriend has popped his knee out and needs physio he's 14 my brother got strangled today twice he's 10 and not in full contact it's a hard game worse then people think but people choose to play because it's fun and the chance of you being injured if you train properly and stick to the rules is low
In rugby you take one big hit you can break ribs or even wrists, it's much tougher than soccer who lay on the ground fake crying to get a penalty, rugby is the real mans sport we get a big hit we get straight back up, not out or the game