Merthyr rugby player suffers 3G pitch burns
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3G pitch burns player could 'instantly feel the burn'

A rugby club's doctor has called for research to be carried out on artificial pitches after seven players suffered friction burns.

Merthyr RFC was playing RGC 1404 on a 3G pitch in Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff, on Sunday.

World Rugby said its number one priority "is always player welfare".

Merthyr wing Teri Gee told BBC Wales Today he could "instantly feel the burn" on his skin.

  • 29 Mar 2017
  • From the section Wales