Rugby at a ‘fork in the road’ over how it deals with devastating effects of concussion

Rugby at a ‘fork in the road’ over how it deals with devastating effects of concussion

Could a legal action by former players finally force the sport of rugby to admit that it has a head injury problem?

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent @aarrogan
20th December, 2020

Would you do it all again? For most retired rugby players the answer would be an unhesitating yes: A chance to play, to win, to compete, to share once more in the camaraderie.

Not for Steve Thompson, the front-row forward who won a world cup with England, a European Cup with Northampton, and went on tour with the Lions.

Last week, Thompson revealed he was suffering from early-onset dementia and probable chronic traumatic encephalopathy, likely...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!


What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Related Stories

Munster Rugby intervenes in plans to redevelop former factory beside Musgrave Park

Comment: Djokovic wants to be loved, but keeps making all the wrong moves

Champion, a Memoir: Pat Smullen’s candid account of a life in the saddle

Hitting the ground running in January: Sonia O’Sullivan interviewed