Everyone who has ever played or even simply watched a game of Rugby probably understands why it’s one of the most gruelling sports in the world.
Besides a gum shield, rugby is played without any real protective gear. And, with as many as 30 bodies on the pitch at all times, you begin to see why the gumshield is a minimum necessity.
The truth is that rugby is a brutal sport, no matter which way you look at it. But in order to really hammer our point home, we took a look at five specific categories to reveal why rugby is one of the most brutal sports in the world.