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".
- From the section Wales