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I wouldn’t be surprised if the revelation of widespread brain deterioration in pro rugby players makes George North retire on the spot. He is surely compounding his issues with every single game he plays?
I hate watching him play now. Man shouldn't risk it anymore
 

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I wouldn’t be surprised if the revelation of widespread brain deterioration in pro rugby players makes George North retire on the spot. He is surely compounding his issues with every single game he plays?
He's been advised to on several occasions
 

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I was seeing the same specialist that he was. He was in the same clinic at a time when I didn’t think he had suffered a knock recently. It made me think that head knocks happen in training as well as games so there may be even more. Then again, could easily be a standard check up.
 

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He's been advised to on several occasions
Who's responsible for ensuring that he follows medical advice? If this is public knowledge, surely his employers know that he's playing against medical advice and should be taking the decision out of his hands.
 

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He's been advised to on several occasions
The rugby authorities should take this out of a player’s hands. If they meet X criteria then they are retired by World Rugby / local union. End of.

All kinds of other professions have fit and proper requirements to be able to practice. In rugby the fit would be literal.

Possibly a legal minefield at first, but no-one could argue with the principle.

Reading that each legal claim could be in excess of £1m.

And while this is all about the pro game let’s not forget the amateurs.
 

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Precedent in other sports suggests settlement too, right?

Seems like by far the most likely outcome.
 

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