Here are the latest rugby headings on Tuesday March 28.
Wales global ‘will require full-time care within a years’
Wales dual-code star Lenny Woodard says he will require full-time care within a years after being identified with early beginning dementia.
Popular Woodard, 46, stood for home-town club Pontypool, Ebbw Vale and Pontypridd, bet Wales in South Africa and went on to win 5 Wales Rugby League caps. He belongs to a group of gamers taking legal action versus the video game’s governing bodies.
He now rests on a committee representing gamers associated with a claim versus World Rugby, the Welsh Rugby Union and Rugby Football Union, who are implicated of stopping working to safeguard gamers versus brain injuries.
It is reported that the claim, on behalf of more than 200 gamers consisting of previous Wales captain Ryan Jones, might cost rugby governing bodies in excess of £300million.
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World Rugby, the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) and the Rugby Football Union (RFU) said they continuously make every effort to secure gamers.
Woodard said he dealt with the possibility of needing to retire in the next couple of years and did not desire his partner or kids to spend for what might be years of care.
He informed the BBC: “I was identified in 2021, gradually however certainly I see things becoming worse. There’s a mistaken belief that we’re attempting to get a pay-out out of greed – however for me personally, and I’m sure I speak on behalf of the others, we’re simply making certain our households aren’t strained with the cost of dealing with these medical diagnoses.
“I’m 46 now, in 9 years time, at 55, I will need full-time care then. If I live to 75, that’s twenty years of full-time care. If you’re taking a look at £1,500 a week on present figures, we’re approaching countless pounds. I do not wish to enter into any care setting, and I definitely do not wish to be there for twenty years, however that is the reality we need to prepare for.”
Young targets Euro victory
Cardiff director of rugby Dai Young is hoping his side can remove Sale Sharks from the knockout phases of the European Challenge Cup this weekend, with the Blue and Blacks hosting the English clothing at the Arms Park on Saturday (8pm kick-off).
A quarter-final versus either Benetton or Connacht up for grabs.
Young said: “It’s an excellent celebration to be in the knockout phases of Europe once again. We have a happy history in the Challenge Cup, we have actually won it two times so we want to extend that history and succeed in the competitors. We’re betting an excellent Sale group, we’ve seen how well they are playing, they are loaded with size and power and it’s something we need to match.
“If we can match that physicality, if we can control the mainline then hopefully we can play the game we want to play. First and foremost gain line efficiency is key on both sides of the ball and then it’s matching their physicality.”
Ex-rugby protégé relies on drug dealing
A previous rugby protégé who relied on drug dealing chewed and swallowed a phone SIM card as cops smashed his partner’s car window. He was discovered in belongings of fracture drug and found to be running a devoted drugs line.
Jermaine Taylor, 25, was the guest in a car driven by his partner in Newport on February 27, 2022, when he was seen by cops trying to make a drug deal. The cops placed their car behind the vehicle as the prospective consumer ran and the couple stayed inside the car.
A sentencing hearing at Cardiff Crown Court on Monday heard that Taylor was discovered in belongings of around £400 in money, and 2 stick movie covers of fracture drug weighing 0.6g and worth £80. Police had the ability to obtain a few of the messages sent by Taylor on the burner phone through the arrest of another female, which revealed he was running a drugs line called the “Timmy White” line. In January 2022, he sent “text bombs” marketing drug on 96 celebrations and offering to around 66 clients.
Prosecutor Byron Byron Broadstock said Taylor was to be handled other matters, the very first of which associated to a raid at his home in Cromwell Road, Newport, on December 11, 2019. On January 28, 2021, Taylor was serving a jail sentence of 16 months for harmful driving at HMP Parc, when jail officers tried to enter his cell, which he had actually jammed. He tried to deal with a phone as the officers broke their method through and a scuffle occurred, in which Taylor bit one officer on the back and got the breast of another, while yelling “Come on then, let’s f****** have you.”
Taylor, of Cromwell Road, later on pleaded guilty to being worried in supply of drug, belongings with intent to provide class C, belongings of criminal property, belongings of a phone in jail, attacking an emergency situation employee, and belongings of class A drugs.
In mitigation for Taylor, Julia Cox said her customer supplied “psychological assistance” to his young child and had a “appealing profession” with Dragons Rugby however needed to consider that up due to injury and relied on drug dealing. A picture was launched by Gwent Police of Taylor in 2019 over a recall to jail, and cautioned individuals who buffooned his hairdo they might deal with prosecution.
Recorder Christopher Felstead sentenced Taylor to 6 years and 9 months jail time, a term the accused complained by swearing in the dock. Read the complete story here.
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