Dear Editor of the Daily Mail (UK)
YES, yes, yes, I HAVE BEEN SAYING IT FOR VERY LONG TIME (in fact, for the last 26 years of professional rugby) – A PRETTY HORRID SPORTING BUSINESS EXPERIMENT!
“Since 1995 Rugby union has been building big pockets and bank accounts, but in exchange it has been shrinking the brains of almost all involved with it”
Well, well, well, finally the ‘Sciences’ are starting to be listened to, some administrators will be proven right, other awfully wrong! – Lawyers and Insurance Companies will soon have a ‘field-day’ with claims and premiums going through the roof.
THE NOT-SO-POSITIVE OMEN FOR THOSE IN CHARGE (Sir Bill Beaumont & Cohort) = RUGBY UNION (WORLD RUGBY) AND ALL SPORTS VERY SOON WILL BE FORCED ‘BY LAW’ TO REVIEW THEIR LAWS AND COMMON PRACTICES OF THEIR INDISCIPLINED DISCIPLINE! AND… ADAPT TO THE TIMES WE ARE LIVING.
Let’s face it, speed and speeding ultimately kills people (some are blessed with escaping alive). And, it doesn’t matter what ‘movement’ or ‘activity’ you are involved with! – Others end up with Early onset of Dementia, Depression, Suicide or Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, which might be the same or worse than those two degenerative brain diseases.
IN SUMMARY = An excellent article, well done in reporting these findings! – Finally, the ‘cookie jar’s lid has been opened and ‘the Genies’ are out to tell THE SAD TRUTH of rugby union, and all other sports who have been hiding the ‘consequences’ of the game. Athletes have been used up like nappies. Yet, TV, Agents, JV capitals and all the money-hungry aristocratic administrators with businesses associated with rugby (E.g. Hong Kong 7’s, and the whole global circus, RWC, Championships, etc.) The money-spinning world of Travel & Hospitality, sweetheart deals, etc. Some players make a lot of money, some become millionaires, but at what price? – It stinks!
Enrique TOPO Rodriguez (Triple rugby union International (1971-1992)
Wallaby and Barbarian FC Captain.
Founder and General Convener ISSF (iss-forum.net) Since 12/05/2020.
The ERC Group FZCO – Wellbeing Leadership & Sport Pty Ltd