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World Rugby cautions against linking Premiership injuries with law changes

• RFU report shows rise in top-flight tackles and involvements since changes• ‘A full season of data will be needed to make a full analysis’ - World RugbyWorld Rugby says it is too early to draw a link between the spate of injuries suffered in the Premiership this season and the new global law changes, following research by the Rugby Football Union that suggests otherwise.An RFU “game trends summary data” report, revealed by the Daily Telegraph, found an increase in the average number of tackles (11.4%) and “involvements” (8.8%) per...

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Published By: theguardian.com - Thursday, 12 October