n South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Risks of injury in youth rugby - what are the issues? : editorial

Volume 27, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



A paediatric neurosurgeon wrote an opinion piece for the on the unknown risks of youth rugby. He explained at the start of the article that he was entitled to an opinion, having spent time 'picking skull fragments out of the contused frontal lobes of a teenage rugby player'. He was also writing in his capacity as a 'rugby parent', having watched the game at close quarters.

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