HK Scottish full back Sean Taylor is tackled by Kowloon’s Fong Kit-fung during last Saturday’s premiership clash at King’s Park. Photo: Jonathan Wong
HK Scottish full back Sean Taylor is tackled by Kowloon’s Fong Kit-fung during last Saturday’s premiership clash at King’s Park. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Rugby bosses urged to cut number of matches as study shows players 15 times more likely to suffer brain injury

  • Figures show former internationals are 15 times more likely to develop motor neurone disease
  • But researchers point out most of the rugby players studied were amateurs, playing before the sport turned professional in 1995

HK Scottish full back Sean Taylor is tackled by Kowloon’s Fong Kit-fung during last Saturday’s premiership clash at King’s Park. Photo: Jonathan Wong
HK Scottish full back Sean Taylor is tackled by Kowloon’s Fong Kit-fung during last Saturday’s premiership clash at King’s Park. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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