"I'm very slow at tying my own shoelaces" - Five rugby internationals who overcame disabilities - Ruck

“I’m very slow at tying my own shoelaces” – Five rugby internationals who overcame disabilities

Here are five international players who overcame disabilities to enjoy successful playing careers:

#1. Henry Slade – Type 1 Diabetes

Slade signed his first professional contract with Exeter Chiefs at the age of 18, the same year in which he also developed type 1 diabetes. Under the 2010 Equality Act, type 1 diabetes is defined as a disability, in that it may have a ‘substantial, long-term, negative impact on a person’s ability to carry out normal, day-to-day activities’.

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