Merthyr RFC doctor calls for research into 3G pitches
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Merthyr RFC doctor calls for 3G pitch research

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.

Dr Dai Samuel from Merthyr RFC said the pitches were a "great innovation" but more understanding of the injuries they can cause is needed.

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

  • 29 Mar 2017
  • From the section Wales
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