Episode 1918: Rugby’s Reckoning With Concussion, Dublin GAA Debate Rumbles On And Ken Needs To Be Heard
The England World Cup winner from 2003, Steve Thompson, gave a devastating interview to the Guardian newspaper earlier this week, which outlined the early-onset dementia that he’s been dealing with since the end of his career.
— robert kitson (@robkitson) December 8, 2020
He is one of a number of former rugby players taking legal action about the neurological damage done during the course of their careers. As a peer of many of those players, and a Lions tour room-mate of Thompson’s, Shane Horgan tells us about the impact the story had on him, what rugby needs to do now, and we look ahead to a re-purposed Heineken Cup starting this week.
The likes of Craig Casey, Ben Healy, and Gavin Coombes have been putting their hands up.https://t.co/EE7vSphy9i
— The42.ie Rugby (@rugby_ie) December 10, 2020
Eoin also has time to delve into a bulging mail-bag and throw some mud in Murph’s direction, and Ken humbly outlines the 5-point plan other county boards need to follow to start giving Dublin a run for their money.
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