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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #10155 on: November 23, 2021, 12:44:11 PM »
Does the manner the French beat the All Blacks take a bit of the shine off Irelands win against them?

Yeah definitely.

The All Blacks looked like a team too long on the road but it can hopefully stop lads getting too carried away like they did last time!

Judging by that Indo article, that ship has long since sailed.

I meant the players more so than Gerry Thornley!

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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #10156 on: November 24, 2021, 03:37:46 PM »
rugby players can now represent 2 countries  ???

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« Reply #10157 on: November 24, 2021, 03:42:26 PM »
rugby players can now represent 2 countries  ???

Not in the same match though? Same season?

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« Reply #10158 on: November 24, 2021, 04:00:14 PM »
If they haven't played for their original country in three years

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« Reply #10159 on: November 24, 2021, 04:04:28 PM »
and have a blood connection to the new country

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« Reply #10160 on: November 24, 2021, 05:16:09 PM »
rugby players can now represent 2 countries  ???

Not in the same match though? Same season?
Same match ;D aye you can change teams at half time now. Sexton going into the England changing room for the 6 nations this year ;D clown

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« Reply #10161 on: November 24, 2021, 06:35:26 PM »
rugby players can now represent 2 countries  ???

Not in the same match though? Same season?
Same match ;D aye you can change teams at half time now. Sexton going into the England changing room for the 6 nations this year ;D clown

😂😂thanks for that important clarification.

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« Reply #10162 on: November 28, 2021, 04:48:55 PM »
https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/life-is-hardly-worth-living-study-reveals-extent-of-rugby-s-mental-health-crisis-1.4737602A new study by the UK rugby health project at Durham University has shown that professional rugby players are more likely to have mental health issues in retirement than athletes in non-contact sports, and that those who suffered multiple concussions during their playing career are at even greater risk of depression, anxiety, sleep and anger issues.

The study suggests a strong association between head trauma and mental health in both codes of rugby, and provides evidence of what many people working in the field already believe to be true: rugby has a mental health crisis.

The study, which is entirely independent of the governing bodies of each code, found that players who reported suffering from three or more concussions during their professional careers scored significantly worse for psychological signs of depression and anxiety and for sleep disruption.

Around half the players who reported suffering five or more concussions were suffering with symptoms of depression, and two-thirds of them with covert anger and irritability. The study found no difference in the levels of alcohol consumption between the retired rugby players and the other athletes, which means that can be discounted as an explanation for these findings.

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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #10163 on: November 28, 2021, 06:39:36 PM »
A few cautionary tales, Steve Thompson England WC winner 2003 is suffering v badly and the WWE wrestler Chris Benoit. Look those cases up and its fair to say head trauma is a total game changer and it really begs the question by rugby boxing and mma arent banned. Easy to admire all the top athletes in all those codes and i appreciate they arent going away but the price some will pay is huge and its likely going to come into sharper focus in years to come