Rugby in crisis: potential strike amid injury and mental health fears



Players and officials have voiced their concerns over injuries and player welfare following proposals to extend the English Premiership rugby union season to ten months.
In March, Premiership Rugby welcomed the plans from World Rugby to kick off the season at the beginning of September from 2019-20, with the Premiership Final to be played at the end of June.   
That would leave only July and August for rest and pre-season conditioning.
Leicester’s Tom Youngs told the BBC that the plan for an extended season “fills players with dread”. Northampton lock Christian Day called the proposals... read more

 
13 October 2017 in Sport, Views: 32
Source: The Week
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