Violence in Sports

1840 Words Feb 21st, 2018 7 Pages
I will be addressing this topic from a rugby perspective therefore most of my examples will be rugby related. This is because rugby is one of the main sports in New Zealand to the extent that it has become an icon for us. No matter where you are in the world, when you ask someone what they know of NZ, they will respond with either “kiwi”, “green” or “rugby/All Blacks.” The main idea of my essay is that violence in sport is becoming too violent so is therefore ruining the game. The aim of my essay is to evaluate how rugby and violence in sport are impacted and related and if violence in sport is ruining rugby in NZ. Since rugby is such a high contact sport to the point that its a collision sport, violence is always going to be incorporated in rugby, but it is important to draw the line as to what is too violent.

Before I begin, it is important that I address what I am referring to when I say “violence.”
What is violence? Violence is defined as “behaviour involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something.” What is specifically violence in sport? Violence in sport refers to behaviour outside the rules of sport. For example, in boxing, punching someone is not violent as it is within the…
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