"Why did they change our game?” - Three rugby players who really don’t like rugby anymore - Page 3 of 3 - Ruck

“Why did they change our game?” – Three rugby players who really don’t like rugby anymore

#3. Hayden Triggs

The 35-year-old, who last played for Leinster in Ireland, says he believes the external pressures of professional rugby have changed the culture of the game for the worse.

“Rugby has just changed beyond identity to me. I started when it was semi-pro, and just starting professionally,” he told the Irish Times.

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“The game is different [now], and it’s almost like I don’t like it anymore. As professionals, we’re paid to do this, that’s kind of our product. The game is what I love, I’ve said that before, but all the s*** around it is hard.

“I see the guys who have just retired, sadly passing away, or having heart complications or, the worst case scenario, committing suicide.”

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