Rugby union warned ‘radical action’ must be taken to counter brain disease

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Rugby union must take “radical action” to counter the risk of degenerative brain disease among its players, a pressure group has warned, or risk the reputation of the sport being “damaged beyond repair”.

Progressive Rugby made the claim as it prepared to submit evidence as part of legal proceedings taken by former players against World Rugby, the Rugby Football Union and the Welsh Rugby Union. The case, brought by 185 former professionals, was due to be presented to court on Monday.

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Written by Paul MacInnes
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/jul/25/rugby-union-warned-radical-action-must-be-taken-to-counter-brain-disease under the title “Rugby union warned ‘radical action’ must be taken to counter brain disease”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.