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    Absolutely agree, was speaking more to Alison's post and the hazards of drawing direct lines between playing rugby, dementia and liabilities.

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    If you have a chance. Check out the movie Concussion with Will Smith.

    The movie is based on a true story and is about Brain Injury in NFL players.

    The NFL only started taking it seriously when veteran players were taking their own lives by shooting themselves in the heart so that research could be done with their brains.

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    Seen it. What I am saying is that those representing the rugby players would have to demonstrate a) a clear statistical increase in the affect on rugby players, relative to the rest of the population b) tie it clearly to trauma and not much else, and c) show that the relevant administrative bodies knew about it and either concealed or inadequately addressed the issue. Which may not in fact be helped by that movie, as it could be argued that given most of the players now playing came along after 2011, they can't say they were completely unaware of the issue themselves. And given that they have long had player bodies like RUPA with a say in the running of the game and the responsibility to represent the interests of their members, it may not be the Unions alone bearing the responsibility.

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