In an exclusive interview the former England hooker talks about living with dementia, feeling like ‘a bit of meat’ during his career and how, if he could go back, he would not play rugby
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Rugby authorities have been told they must make sweeping changes to the game after England World Cup winner Steve Thompson revealed ...
ENGLAND World Cup hero Steve Thompson has revealed that he can’t remember the historic 2003 triumph, having been diagnosed with early onset dementia.
Steve Thompson, who won the Rugby World Cup with England in 2003, former Wales back-rower Alix Popham and nine other ex-internationals – all under the age of 43 – have launched what could be a landmark ...
Steve Thompson reveals dementia diagnosis and joins group of ex-rugby stars preparing to sue for brain damage.
FORMER England flanker Michael Lipman has been diagnosed with mild dementia at the age of just 40.
Rugby Football Union chief says a shift in tone from Eddie Jones and his England team may be needed to help the game's image in light of the dementia crisis.