Steve Thompson among ex-internationals taking legal action over brain injuries

A group of former internationals are planning legal action for negligence against the rugby authorities over brain injuries they have suffered, the law firm leading the case has announced.

Steve Thompson, who cannot remember being part of England’s 2003 World Cup triumph, is part of a ‘test group’ for a potentially much larger action along with another former England player, Michael Lipman, and ex-Wales international Alix Popham, according to Rylands Law.

The planned action is against World Rugby, the Rugby Football Union and the Welsh Rugby Union, for “failure to protect (the claimants) from the risks caused by concussions”.