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Deaf Rugby: England vs Wales - match highlights

Duration: 16:00

Today's See Hear programme marks an historic sporting moment as the Rugby Football Union welcomes the England Deaf team into the rugby fraternity. Until recently they were only associate members but now they're fully integrated. English deaf rugby started in 2003. To qualify for the team the rules states that in addition to being able to play, you must have a minimum hearing loss of 50% across both ears. With recognition from the RFU comes practical support such as kit and assistance for travel and accommodation costs when touring. England deaf rugby also shares their knowledge and experience of deaf rugby with schools and teams throughout the country to ensure that coaches and teachers understand the needs of a deaf player.

Available since: Wed 3 Mar 2010


Ellena Stojanovic
Executive Producer
Michael Armitt
Executive Producer
Gerard Melling
Danny Piesley

This clip is from

See Hear Series 29, Episode 34

Memnos goes to the Thackray Museum of Modern Medicine in Leeds.

First broadcast: 03 Mar 2010

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