Shocks. 3 former Irish internationals attack their federation and World Rugby

Shocks.  3 former Irish internationals attack their federation and World Rugby
Former prop for Clover’s XV against England in the 2013 6 Nations tournament, Declan Fitzpatrick. (©Icon Sport)

Three former Irish internationals who suffered concussions during their careers have now been brought in Works righteousness Against the world governing body, the Irish Rugby Union (IRFU). World Rugby And their former clubs (Leinster, Connacht, Ulster), this Thursday, September 29, British media revealed Currency.

This is the former third row wing David Corkery (27 caps), passed Munster and Bristol, played in the former right-back’s 1995 World Cup and 4 5 Nations tournaments (1995, 1996, 1997, 1997) Declan Fitzpatrick (7 caps), 2012 European Cup finalist with Ulster and former second-stringer of Leinster and Connacht, Ben Marshall (age 32), selected for Ireland U18, U20 and B squads.

“The measures are expected to meet opposition from the authorities…”

David Corkery has decided to attack the Irish Rugby Union (IRFU) and world rugby’s governing body, World Rugby. He was forced to retire from the sport in 2015 when his compatriots Ben Marshall took legal action against their former clubs, Leinster and Connacht respectively, and Ulster for the latter. Repetitive shocks.

Interested parties are represented by the Dublin organization Maguire McClafferty, a law firm that states on its website “currently represents several former professional rugby players in connection with concussions sustained while playing rugby.” A series of concussion cases handled in partnership with UK law firm Rylands Legal UK. “We act for a number of retired professional rugby players, all of whom have played for province and country. Other cases frequently arise”, explains the law firm before continuing:

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These measures are expected to face opposition from rugby authorities within those jurisdictions and therefore take some time to resolve. It goes without saying that the identity of the players involved will remain completely confidential and will only be revealed if a process is issued.

Cabinet d’Avacats Maguire McClafferty

The first players have been named, as the process has just begun. The case is reminiscent of the 80 to 100-day collective action initiated by former England international hooker, Brive, Steve Thompson, against World Rugby and the English and Welsh federations. , to point out their neglect. vis-à-vis concussions.

David Corkery: “We should have been advised better”

Munster’s former Lighthouse player David Corkery said this year Rugby pass He was concerned about the headaches and brain effects he had suffered during his career. “Some of the results that came back were not great. I really don’t care, head. I had no respect for my body while playing. I’m out. I woke up and seconds later I was playing again. It is not good. It shouldn’t have been. Yes – you can say, ‘it was so’. the truth But it wasn’t like that. We should have been given better advice. »

Ancient pillar of Ulster and Ireland, Declan FitzpatrickHe retired in 2015 due to concussions suffered in his final professional seasons, commenting: “Two major concussions were obviously major issues. I had a few hits in a row, to be honest, I’m not completely relaxed. It was because of me that I wanted to play for Ireland. »

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