Carl Hayman, former All Blacks mainstay with dementia precocious, revives debate on concussions among rugby players

Presented during his career as the best pillar in the world, Hayman won three European Cups with Toulon between 2013 and 2015. NICOLAS TUCAT / AFP Former All Blacks and Toulon Racing club stalwart Carl Hayman has joined legal proceedings against rugby authorities, launched by many former players with neurological disorders, after he himself revealed … Read more

The tale of “Giorgio” Bower: he was a barber, today he plays in the All Blacks

The incredible story of the 29-year-old prop: first sparring partner in training, then the contract with the Crusaders and the call to the national team. And the name? “My name is actually George, but my first employer renamed me …” The world of sport has always been quite generous with fairy tales. But a story … Read more

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