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A group of health experts have hit the headlines today - after putting forward proposals about how Rugby should be played in schools. They say - tackling should be banned - because children could get hurt.
The idea of banning tackles for under-18 games has been met with some surprise here in the South. Malcolm Shaw reports.
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has responded to calls from more than 70 medical experts for contact rugby to be banned at school games in the UK.
It follows an open letter written by the health professionals to the government laying out the case for the ban to brought in because of the risk of injury rugby tackling can bring to school sports.
The RFU published its own views in an article on the England Rugby website saying that it takes player safety for both children and adults extremely seriously.
"Rugby is a fantastic sport for children, bringing many physical and social benefits, including increased confidence, self-esteem and self-discipline, and enjoyable physical exercise as part of a team. Teachers constantly comment on off-pitch behaviour improvements when rugby is introduced in school."
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Tackling should be banned in school rugby games due to the risk of "serious injury", an open letter from health experts has warned.Read the full story ›
Child migrants settling in Kent are being encouraged to meet and make friends with other children by getting involved in sport.
Canterbury Rugby Club has teamed up with Migrant Help UK to offer places to young people who have arrived from other countries.
Sarah Saunders spoke to Robert McCrea from Migrant Help and under 9s manager Graham Dunkerley.
The headmaster of a school in Hampshire which was visited by the rugby star Jonah Lomu has paid tribute to him, after the sportsman's death at the age of forty.
The New Zealander became famous all over the world after his performance in the 1995 Rugby World Cup. He retired in 2002 due to a rare kidney disease, and had suffered from health problems ever since.
Jonah Lomu played a part of the promotional tour of the Webb Ellis trophy for this year's Rugby World Cup and visited many locations in the UK.
Mourners on social media are using the twitter hashtag #RIPJonah to salute the memory of the All Blacks' legendary sporting hero.
Jonah Lomu visited the independent Ballard School in New Milton last month to speak to pupils.
"Ballard School was devastated to hear of the death of rugby star, Jonah Lumo. We flew the New Zealand flag at half-mast out of respect and also remembered him in our Senior Assembly today.
Jonah visited Ballard a few weeks ago having responded to an invitation from Ballard parents and staff who knew him well. We have been supporting Naomi House children’s hospice, as had Mr Lumo, and he came to speak to our pupils in assembly about the importance of schooling, perseverance and aiming for excellence.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends."
Surrey-born sportsman Jonny Wilkinson has been awarded a CBE for services to Rugby.
Thirty-six year old Wilkinson, who grew up in Farnham, Surrey, was presented with the award at Buckingham Palace.
In 2003, he helped England to World cup victory and retired from the sport last year.