August 13, 2022

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Former England and Welsh players sue rugby officials

Former England players with neurological damage, including 2003 World Cup-winning England hooker Steve Thompson and former Wales captain Ryan Jones, filed complaints against World Rugby, the International Confederation and England on Monday 25 July. and Welsh confederations, the law firm defending them announced on Sunday.

According to the Press Association (PA) agency, Rylands Law, acting on behalf of the players’ group, has taken legal action against rugby’s international governing body (XV and VII) and the confederations, parties (players and confederations) involved. A regulation to protect players against the risk of concussions has yet to be agreed upon.

Ryan Jones revealed in an interview last week The Sunday TimesSuffering from dementia at the tender age of 41 may have caused repeated shocks during his career. And Steve Thompson, who suffers from severe neurological disorders, has been struggling for years “Making Rugby Safer”He said last September.

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In December 2020, this group of former players announced their intention to seek compensation from World Rugby and the English and Welsh federations.

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