Former Saracens captain Alistair Hargreaves

Hargreaves: Law changes could destroy Union ethos

ALISTAIR Hargreaves was forced to retire at the age of 30 after suffering a fifth concussion in two years when he collided with teammate Michael Rhodes during a training session at Saracens.
Concussion was a pressing concern for World Rugby then, but this year a number of former players suffering from early onset dementia started legal action against the governing body as well as the Rugby Unions in England and Wales for allegedly failing to protect them from the risks of concussion and sub-concussive injuries.
A report this week by the Drake Foundation following a study of a group of cur...

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