Monday November 30, 2020

Time for rugby to halt the head games

The death of a 14-year-old rugby player is a shocking reminder of just how devastating head injuries can be - and how much work must be done to protect players.

7th September, 2013
We have to protect the players from themselves, because they will pay for it later in life.

It's a case that will have sent shockwaves through the parents of all rugby-playing children in Ireland - indeed, through the parents of all children who play contact sports. This week the circumstances leading to the tragic death of Carrickfergus Grammar School pupil 14-year-old Ben Robinson in January 2011 were revealed at a previously adjourned inquest in the North. Ben had been injured in a schools cup match playing against Dalriada High School.

A team-mate, whose...

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