We have to find a way to have fewer games, says Crabtree

Huddersfield Giants prop Eorl Crabtree believes “something has to be done” about the amount of games top flight players are forced to put their bodies through.

Crabtree spoke publicly and passionately about his desire to find a way to change the league structure in England, insisting that it is vital try and have fewer games throughout the course of a season.

Player welfare has become a prevalent part of Rugby League in recent years as the sport endeavours to look after its players, but Crabtree says that with an unprecedented amount of injuries occurring in the competition this year, it’s time to try and take further action.

“It is difficult to change the system but we have to find a way somehow to have fewer games, or rest periods or bye weekends so that players can refresh themselves mentally and physically,” he told the Daily Star.

“This year’s Super League hasn’t been great because the injuries are making a massive difference to the game. Something has to be done.”