Former amateur players seize the International Federation about concussions


rugby – About fifty have seized World Rugby, as well as the English and Welsh Federations, in anticipation of a possible trial

About 50 former amateur rugby players have seized World Rugby, as well as the English and Welsh Federations, in anticipation of a possible trial, claiming that these bodies had not done enough to protect them from concussions. “No matter what level of game you have played or play, whether in school or as an adult, as a professional or an amateur, male or female, we unfortunately see the same alarming neurological impairments at all levels of the game” , explained Richard Boardman, of the law firm Rylands Garth which represents these amateur players.

 » Question of life or death « 

“It’s a matter of life or death for many. The vast majority of current and former players we represent love the game and do not want it to be harmed in any way,” he continued. In this group of amateur players are several former internationals now retired, but also elite players who practiced rugby before it turned professional in 1995, players who played in the youth categories, as well as the family of a rugby player who died of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

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