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What is the toughest major team sport in the world in terms of physical punishment?

What is the toughest major team sport in the world in terms of physical punishment?

since i don't know what the f*ck those other 4 sports are... i'd say football lol
I don't consider cuts or broken noses to be a big deal. People play with broken noses in basketball. I have never seen anything to the likes of Willis McGahee's injury or similar breaks like that in rugby.

Might happen in Aussie rules football, which looks very much like rugby, but is tougher.
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Originally posted by ImaMod:
I think NFL has the most athletic freaks out of all the sports mentioned, players are bigger and faster than ever in any sport that's one reason why Id pick it

But in general id still probably go with football although there could be some nasty hits and falls in hockey especially with that ice

Uh sorry but the other football game called rugby union has giant forwards huge 7' foot plus, 300 lbs plus monsters, and no they dont wear padding.
[ Edited by dmack on Oct 8, 2015 at 1:42 PM ]
In the modern day, Rugby/Rugby League gets the edge. No pads and collision is required. Your flesh and bone is your padding.


But, I would say that American football and hockey are very close.
I'd argue that pre-2000s American football would have taken the cake due to increased lethality. You had psychos on banned supplements willing to hit anywhere.

Pre-2000s hockey is also up there in terms of physicality. Open-ice hits and fighting. If you dial it back more, you had helmet-less skaters and goalies playing around with 100mph pucks and high sticks.
[ Edited by zonkers on Oct 8, 2015 at 2:04 PM ]
Rugby
spot on

Originally posted by zonkers:
In the modern day, Rugby/Rugby League gets the edge. No pads and collision is required. Your flesh and bone is your padding.


But, I would say that American football and hockey are very close.
I'd argue that pre-2000s American football would have taken the cake due to increased lethality. You had psychos on banned supplements willing to hit anywhere.

Pre-2000s hockey is also up there in terms of physicality. Open-ice hits and fighting. If you dial it back more, you had helmet-less skaters and goalies playing around with 100mph pucks and high sticks.
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Originally posted by CainanUK:
Originally posted by redrose49er:
Rugby League

Couldn't agree more. I moved to Warrington UK about 10 years ago from Sacramento. Since getting here I have become a huge supporter of the Warrington Wolves. League is a brutal game.

Play Rugby Union here in Oz but Rugby League is 100 times tougher on the body then Rugby. On Average make 4 tackles a game and 3 hit ups in Union as a back. A Grade League is brutal too. Union is a fair distance behind when it comes physicality compared with League. NRL and Super League players are the most underpayed sports athletes in the world.
LOL at hockey being at only 19%.

It's basically playing football 82 times a season.
I gotta go with Hockey. It's played on ice, which they say is harder than concrete. They give you a stick. You can sustain acceleration on the ice easier than on grass, therefore putting more force into hitting. And when the s**t goes down, the refs just back off and are like ok beat the s**t out of each other. lol
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If I can remember right paul gallon from the cronulla sharks in state of origin, queensland vs new south wales played for the blues with a broken jaw the whole game.
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Originally posted by fortyninerglory:
Yes, better athletes + way more high impact collisions. Rugby doesn't match up.

An NFL Oline or Dline would absolutely destroy Rugby players in a scrum without pads.

Tell that to jarryd hayne and hes only small in size compared to the forwards in rugby league.
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And No, rugby forwards would sh it on nfl forwards in a scrum and after 80 minutes of attacking, defending constantly the nfl forwards would be out of breath after 10 minutes. Its like a diesel engine bulldozer vs a v12 engine ones fast the other just goes and goes and goes...
Originally posted by dmack:
And No, rugby forwards would sh it on nfl forwards in a scrum and after 80 minutes of attacking, defending constantly the nfl forwards would be out of breath after 10 minutes. Its like a diesel engine bulldozer vs a v12 engine ones fast the other just goes and goes and goes...

WTF is an NFL Forward?
Originally posted by marshulk:
Checkers

Lol... Zones changed
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