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An urgent call for clarity regarding England Rugby’s injury claims

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posted on 2017-06-23, 14:26 authored by Joe PigginJoe Piggin, Alan BairnerAlan Bairner
In this feature, Joe Piggin (Senior Lecturer in Sport Policy and Management) and Alan Bairner (Professor of Sport and Social Policy), both at Loughborough University, take England Rugby to task for its false and misleading information about the risk of serious injury inherent to rugby, a compulsory sport at many schools in England.



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PIGGIN, J. and BAIRNER, A., 2017. An urgent call for clarity regarding England Rugby’s injury claims. Website post [23 May 2017].

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The review was published on the Nordic Sports Science Forum,