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Club Chairman hits out at players taking legal action against RFL over head injuries

The legal action being taken by former Rugby League and Rugby Union players has now reached a total of 378 players.

The RFL, along with other organisations, are set to have to deal with a court case where players will claim they suffered brain injuries due to playing the sport.

Covering bodies in football and rugby union will also have to deal with the case which is due to be filed at High Court today according to BBC.

BBC have also reported that the new claimants include 100 former rugby league players and that over 200 ex-rugby players are involved.

“There is remarkable consistency of symptoms across all these contact sports and it’s very grim,” said Richard Boardman of sports legal firm Rylands Garth, which is acting for all the claimants, to the BBC.

“Everybody, the lawyers included in this matter, are all fans of these sports and our main priority is looking after our guys and female players as well with brain damage and they need urgent clinical support and damages for themselves and their families.

“We ultimately want these sports to survive well into the future, but clearly urgent, immediate changes are needed.”

Following this news Rochdale Hornets Chairman Andy Mazey has hit out at the players for doing so saying they have zero consideration on the impact it has on the sport:

“‘RL family’ eh Taking legal action against a contact sport they probably still claim to love and took a living out of. Zero consideration to the impact it has on the sport, clubs and the players of today and future. Insurance premiums for one already hitting hard. Cheers lads.”

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