Piers Morgan: Calls to ban contact sport from schools 'alarmist'

Author
Newstalk ZB staff,
Section
Sport,
Publish Date
Thursday, 28 September 2017, 11:09AM

Renewed efforts to ban contact sports like rugby from UK schools.

Professor Allyson Pollock is urging schools to remove tackling from rugby because she said it is too dangerous.

However, British broadcaster Piers Morgan has challenged the idea, suggesting obesity is a far greater threat to young people.

Other prominent figure have also spoken out against Pollock, including international referee Nigel Owens.

LISTEN: Nigel Owens: Tackle rugby less dangerous than inactivity

Owens agreed with Morgan saying tackle rugby presents less of a threat to children than inactivity.

WATCH BELOW AS PIERS MORGAN CONFRONTS ALLYSON POLLOCK

 

 

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