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Northampton’s Jim Mallinder Admits That George North May Have Suffered A Concussion Vs. Leicester


The concussion controversy surrounding Northampton Saints winger George North took a new twist on Friday. The Welsh international landed heavily on his neck during last week’s defeat to Leicester Tigers, and despite looking for all the world like he had lost consciousness, he was assessed by Saints’ medical staff and allowed to return to the field just several minutes later. Northampton’s …

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Incensed BT Sport Bosses Blow Hole In Northampton Saints’ George North Concussion Statement

Last weekend rugby fans watched aghast as George North returned to the field of play despite appearing to suffer a concussion after colliding with Adam Thompstone during the Northampton Saint’s 19-11 defeat at the hands of the Leicester Tigers. North lay motionless on the ground following Thompstone’s challenge, and was withdrawn for a head injury assessment or HIA. However, despite the …

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Ranking The Top 10 Rugby Nations In 2016

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Jonathan Joseph of England (R) celebrates scoring his sides fourth try during the Old Mutual Wealth Series match between England and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on December 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

After one of the best sets of autumn internationals ever, Pundit Arena takes stock and ranks the top ten rugby nations from the whole of 2016. Some big names are near the bottom, but how high up are the resurgent Ireland and Scotland? Does England’s perfect year knock the All Blacks off top spot? _______ 10. Italy But for a …

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Fans In Disbelief As George North Is Returned To The Field Despite Appearing To Be Concussed

George North has been the victim of a series of concussions throughout his career. The most public of which occurred during the 2015 Six Nations Championship clash between England and Wales, when the winger was seemingly knocked unconscious after being accidentally caught by Dave Attwood’s boot, but returned to the field eight minutes later after passing a Head Injury Assessment. However …

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Opinion: Time Is Running Out For Northampton’s Jim Mallinder

With Northampton Saints suffering a surprise 22-16 home loss to Newcastle Falcons after prop Kieran Brookes saw red just before half-time, whispers regarding director of rugby Jim Mallinder’s future are quickly building into audible mutterings. England prop Brookes used his shoulder to charge into hooker Scott Lawson and was promptly sent off. Mallinder himself offered no excuses for Brookes’ behaviour …

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Leicester Tigers Star On The Verge Of Joining Stade Francais

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It’s fair to say that the Leicester Tigers have not enjoyed the best start to the season. After adding Matt Toomua and JP Pietersen to his squad last summer, there was a great deal expected of Richard Cockerill’s side this season. However, the Tigers have failed to find any consistency, while injury has robbed them of Toomua and Manu Tuilagi. If that wasn’t …

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Welsh Hooker Richard Hibbard Signs New Deal At Gloucester

GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 02: Richard Hibbard of Gloucester breaks with the ball during the Aviva Premiership match between Gloucester and Leicester Tigers at Kingsholm Stadium on September 2, 2016 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Wales and Lions hooker Richard Hibbard has signed a new deal at Gloucester. Thanks for all the kind messages. V pleased to have signed on again with @gloucesterrugby. Great club & fans – looking forward to the future — Richard Hibbard (@richardhibbard2) November 22, 2016 The experienced 32 year-old has impressed at Kingsholm since joining the club from his home region …

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Gloucester Rugby In Investment Talks With Montpellier Owner [Report]

GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19: A general view of Kingsholm Stadium ahead of the Aviva Premiership match between Gloucester Rugby and Wasps at Kingsholm Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)

Aviva Premiership club, Gloucester Rugby, is said to be in talks with Mohed Altrad, the owner of Groupe Altrad. Gloucester, who lay 9th in the Aviva Premiership, have reportedly held disuccsions with Montpellier owner Altrad, according to Gloucestershire Live. The Syrian-born French billionaire is seeking a 55% investment in the West Country club. Altrad With a career in finance and management, Altrad could …

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Former Bath Back Row Carl Fearns Signs For West Country Rivals

BATH, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13: Carl Fearns of Bath is tackled by Lachlan McCaffrey during the Aviva Premiership match between Bath and London Welsh at the Recreation Ground on September 13, 2014 in Bath, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Former Bath rugby back rower, Carl Fearns, has signed for bitter West Country rivals Gloucester. His contract, believed to be three years long will see him link up with Gloucester in time for the start of the 2017/18 season according to the BBC. The Lyon man, who also played for Sale, left Bath and the Rec faithful after a frustrating …

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An England XV To Take On Fiji Based On Domestic Form Alone

BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10: England gather during the England training session held at Pennyhill Park on November 10, 2016 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Eddie Jones on Thursday announced his England team to take on the Springboks at Twickenham this Saturday. Few were surprised to see Tom Wood recalled to the back row to fill the void left by James Haskell’s foot injury given the clues Jones had given the media. Likewise Joe Launchbury and Courtney Lawes’ return to the second row was to …

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Mako Vunipola Named Aviva Premiership Rugby Player Of The Month For October 2016

SARACENS’ prop Mako Vunipola was hailed ‘an unbelievable player’ as he was named Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Month for October. Vunipola has been in the form of his life in the Saracens front row carrying for almost 100 metres in his first seven Aviva Premiership Rugby matches, offloading four times and making an impressive 45 tackles. Saracens Director …

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Bristol Rugby Make ‘International Signing’ To Boost Premiership Survival Hopes

BRISTOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 23: Detail shot of the club crest during the Bristol Rugby squad photo call for the 2016-2017 Aviva Premiership Rugby season on August 23, 2016 in Bristol, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Bristol Rugby announced on Monday that they have signed an ‘international player’, who is set to arrive at Ashton Gate in January, according to the Bristol Post. Chairman Chris Booy commented on the side’s attempt to bolster their squad, after confirming the departure of Andy Robinson: “We’ve got another international player that we’ve signed – that’s done. We can’t disclose his name, because he’s still …

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