'Lost my identity' after rugby retirement
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Wales and Lions rugby star Dafydd James 'has panic attacks'

The former Wales and British Lions rugby player Dafydd James has said he still suffers panic attacks almost a decade after retiring.

Mr James fractured a vertebrae in his neck which led to his Scarlets contract being cancelled in 2009, effectively ending his career.

The 43-year-old told BBC Wales being forced into retirement also contributed to the end of his marriage.

"I lost my identity", Mr James told BBC Wales Live.

  • 29 Jan 2019
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