On an unseasonably warm Monday morning in Harlem, in a small park at the junction of West 123rd Street and Morningside Avenue, swarms of New York schoolchildren picked up rugby balls and ran. Probably to the relief of parents familiar with the increasing trauma over trauma affecting another contact sport, American football, they did not then run straight into the nearest similar kid.
Waisale Serevi, the Fijian rugby union great who was overseeing the day’s events, explained: “A lot of kids, at our first training session they say ‘When are we doing tackling? When are we running straight at each other?’”
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