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Former rugby player Matt Hankin settles £3m claim after being hit in the head with a fire extinguisher

A TOP rugby player who ended his career after he was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher during a drinking game has settled a £3million claim.

Saracens Winger Matt Hankin suffered a long-term concussion following the 2015 hoax in Hungary.

Hankin, 28, was wearing a metal helmet in a Budapest bar when he was'tapped' by supporter Richard Barrington

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Hankin, 28, was wearing a metal helmet in a Budapest bar when he was ‘tapped’ by supporter Richard BarringtonCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Hankin sued Barrington (pictured) and doctor Ademola Adejuwon, who let him play

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Hankin sued Barrington (pictured) and doctor Ademola Adejuwon, who let him playCredits: Rex Features

Hankin, 28, was wearing a metal helmet in a Budapest bar when he was “tapped” by his supporter Richard Barrington.

Despite bouts of dizziness and vomiting after exercising, he was fit enough to play a game, but it turned out to be his last.

Hankin sued Barrington and doctor Ademola Adejuwon, who let him play.

Both deny liability but will pay substantial sums in court after Hankin, now a teacher, was wanted for £3.15m.

One settlement, disclosed in a ruling on six-figure attorney bills, involved no liability.

The number was not disclosed.

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