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Volume: 8 Issue: 1
(January 2010)

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cheating feigning blood injuries rugby union implications harlequins fined coach dean richards suspended feigning blood injury order allow specialist drop-kicker

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Cheating: Feigning of blood injuries in rugby union: implications

Harlequins has been fined and its coach, Dean Richards, suspended for feigning a blood injury in order to allow a specialist drop-kicker to return to the field of play during the final few minutes of a Heineken Cup rugby union quarter-final. Stuart Cutting, Head of the sports law unit at Wright Hassall Solicitors, examines the action taken by rugby union authorities, the implications for the game and for wider sport.

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