Bar study and sports

Peters was a sports enthusiast who enjoyed playing rugby on the weekends with a group of friends from college. The rugby matches were usually quite competitive and invariably someone would experience a minor injury because of the large degree of physical contact usually associated with the sport. During one Saturday afternoon rugby match, Peters was running to catch the ball when he was pushed down from behind Dooley. Peters suffered a broken arm and brought suit against Dooley seeking damages.

Will Peters prevail?

A) Yes, because Peters suffered a harmful and offensive contact
B) Yes, if Dooley intended to push Peters
C) No, because Peters assumed the risk of physical injury
D) No, unless Dooley intentionally pushed Peters with a degree of force beyond the scope of the rugby players’ consent to physical contact

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