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Former rugby league players to sue over brain injury claims

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LONDON (AP) — A group of former rugby league players is planning to sue England’s governing body of the sport for negligence over what they say was a failure to protect them from the risks of concussion during their careers. The group is represented by a law firm which has also launched an action on behalf of ex-rugby union players against World Rugby, the Rugby Football Union and the Welsh Rugby Union. Former Wigan and Britain player Bobbie Goulding is part of a test group of 10 former rugby league professionals involved in the action against the Rugby Football League. Goulding has been diagnosed with early-onset dementia and probable chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

Associated Press

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