25 Jul 2022

Rugby players with irreversible brain damage launch lawsuit against governing body

Nearly 200 former rugby players have launched a lawsuit against the sport’s governing bodies.

The players have all been diagnosed with irreversible brain damage, after years of sustaining concussions while playing. They include Steve Thompson, one of the stars of the England World Cup winning team of 2003.

Two years ago he was diagnosed with early onset dementia.

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