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Rugby kicked into touch

A PRIVATE school is planning to drop rugby because of increasing fears of litigation over injuries. Richard Youdale, head of pound;15,000-a-year King's School in Ely, Cambridgeshire, said the prospect of legal action had made it increasingly difficult for schools to find referees and team coaches. Last year Ramsey Elshafey won pound;100,000 damages after suffering neck and ligament injuries in a school rugby match when he was 17.

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