Great Britain half-back Bobbie Goulding is among a group of former rugby league players who are bringing legal action against the Rugby Football League (RFL) for allegedly failing to protect them from the risks of brain damage caused by concussion. He says that he played within days of “a serious knockout” on at least three occasions.
Goulding, 49, has revealed that he has been diagnosed with early onset dementia and probable CTE.
There are also 175 former rugby union players, including World Cup-winning hooker Steve Thompson, involved in a similar lawsuit. who are also represented by Rylands Legal.
In a statement to Reuters, the Rugby Football League (RFL) said: “Rugby League is a contact sport and while there is an element of risk to playing any sport, player welfare is always of paramount importance.
“As a result of scientific knowledge, the sport of Rugby League continues to improve and develop its approach to concussion, head injury assessment, education, management and prevention across the whole game.”
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