Vincent is wrong about rugby and life

Vincent Browne's attack on rugby and its culture ignores the importance of sport to young men and young women, writes Tom McGurk.

23rd March, 2014
Tom McGurk

I suppose there always has to be one who runs against the grain. As the nation settled down to happy reflection on Ireland's RBS Six Nations Championship victory, Irish Times columnist Vincent Browne was less impressed. Under the heading Painful truths about rugby culture' he warned that a comment by Brian O'Driscoll raised disturbing questions.

These disturbing questions centred on rugby's culture of intense physicality, and O'Driscoll admitting to the satisfaction (sometimes) of carrying off...

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