‘Bloodgate’ physio struck off

Former Harlequins physiotherapist Steph Brennan was struck off on Tuesday for his role in rugby union’s “Bloodgate” fake injury scandal. The decision, made by the Health Professions Council (HPC) conduct and competence committee following a two-day hearing in London, effectively ended Brennan’s professional career. Brennan had accepted all but one of the allegations against him, denying that “by reason of your misconduct, your fitness to practice is impaired”. Brennan is currently serving a two-year suspension from rugby, and for the past 12 months has been working in private practice. He admitted to five instances — including Bloodgate — of faking blood injuries.

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