Being British and having played all three (there are two codes of rugby), American Football is more brutal.
Rugy is played by more men, world wide, than football.
It's also a much more brutal sport than football.
Both sporys, are a modern day version of gladiators.
These men know the risks that come with these sports.
I know ordinary men, that are tougher than the typical NFL player, and they aren't being paid millions to play a game, like the nfl.
Just cause it's not popular, and in the media, most people have no idea/concept.
The majority posting in this thread proves this.
Only because players hide behind their helmet and pads and think it makes them invulnerable. Some of the hits people try to make are ridiculous.