Heavy casualties and shocks, former Irish players have condemned the federation

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A new complaint has been filed by former rugby players against their federation, World Rugby, over the impact they suffered while playing for their clubs. This time it happened in Ireland, with three former players filing complaints in Dublin against their federation and their former clubs for injuries sustained during their careers. Flanker David Corkery49 years and 27 internationals, pillar Declan Fitzpatrick39 years and 7 caps, e Ben Marshall, the 32-year-old who had to end his career following a brain injury has filed a complaint. Their lawyer, Maguire McClafferty, said he had been in contact with a number of rugby players who planned to sue the federation. The proceedings officially started last Tuesday. The Irish Rugby Federation responded with a statement “The welfare of the players is paramount. We are constantly reviewing our safety protocols for all players. Our approach is based on science and includes proactive management of elite players aimed at preventing and treating injuries.. Corkery gave an interview last February where he claimed to have reported several concussions “Lost Count”. He also explained that he suffered from depression and insomnia due to all this. “Some of the results I achieved were not good. My head bothers me so much. I paid attention to my body while playing. I was often stunned. Then I woke up and after a few seconds I was already playing”.

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