At almost all levels - junior semi pro etc soccer closely followed by netball are the main sports for hospitilisations, fractures and soft tissue injuries
League was about 5th on the last I think
Which is counter to all the mums etc out there reason that soccer is a safer non contact sport etc
Soccer was number 1 both for gross numbers (higher participation) and percentages - a better reflection of risk.
99% of hockey fights are just two blokes hugging until one of them slips over. It's not much different to the hand bags fights you see in league. But I agree though, I'd be betting fighting is heavily fined/penalised until its basically rubbed out of the sport.
not sure where you are getting your figures from? AIHW report have “rugby” which I presume is both codes combined is by far the highest rates of hospital treat injuries
16-17 Rates per 100k participants