Certainly Rugby Union is not a sport for the faint-hearted, but it seems to be physically demanding in different ways for players in different positions. My questions are: 1. In your opinion, which position takes the greatest amount of punishment [hits, crunches, etc.] during a regular match? 2. Which position takes the least? 3. Which position is most liable to suffer injuries that cause absences from future matches? 4. Do you think the answers to the questions above may be different for pro rugby than for amateur rugby?