As the Rugby League World Cup opens in Cardiff this afternoon a recent study by the World health Organisation listed the highest suicide rates by countries and here is the rugby league world cup table based on suicide rates

1. France
2. USA
3. Ireland
4. UK (England, Scotland and Wales)
5. New Zealand
6. Australia
7. Italy

Suicide in France is more common than anywhere in non-former Eastern bloc except Finland and Belgium. The overall suicide rate is 14.6 per 100,000 people twice the rate in Britain and a 40% higher rate than Germany and the US. State of Mind 197

The suicide rate for French men is 22.8 per 100,000—three times the rate for women, 7.5 per 100,000.

State of Mind cannot wait to watch the action unfold across the next four weeks and culminating in the final at Old Trafford and would urge all sports fans to get to a game as you won’t see another Rugby League World Cup for at least another 8 years in this country.

Book a ticket now before they all go