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Premiership players and clubs face hard choice over waivers on rugby’s return

  • Players may be forced to sign disclaimers before playing
  • Insurers may not offer adequate level of indemnity

Premiership players face having to sign disclaimers before returning to training due to fears clubs and their doctors will not have the necessary insurance policies in place to cover against coronavirus claims, a leading sports lawyer has warned.

World Rugby has issued guidelines urging clubs and unions to ensure they are “adequately insured” but there is considerable doubt as to whether insurance companies would offer that level of indemnity before players return to their clubs.

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