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Australian Rugby Set To Begin Trial Of ‘Blue Cards’ This Weekend

With increasing concern over the frequency of concussions in the sport, the Australian Rugby Union is set to begin trialing an interesting new system this weekend. Looking to improve protocols for better management of concussion in rugby, referees will be afforded the opportunity to brandish blue cards in the coming weeks. The new system, which is only being trialed in …

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Warriors Coach Frustrated With Concussion Protocols

Worcester Warriors Head Coach Carl Hogg has vented his frustration with the Premiership’s return to play protocols after learning that his halves duo of Jonny Arr and Tom Heathcote could be sidelined for longer than he initially expected. Scrum-half Arr has not featured for the Warriors since suffering a concussion in Worcester’s 26-12 Aviva Premiership defeat against Wasps earlier this month, while fly-half …

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IRFU Likely To Face Legal Action Over Concussion As Insurance Companies Are Refusing To Pay Out

The IRFU could be facing costly legal action over concussion. The Irish Times are this morning reporting that a former player is likely to sue the IRFU after being forced to retire due to concussion. Although the newspaper didn’t reveal the identity of the player, along with players in a similar positions, he faces difficult and life altering questions in certain …

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Wales Legend Shane Williams Reveals His Personal Health Worries Over Concussion

Former Wales international, ex Ospreys wing and British and Irish Lion Shane Williams has revealed that he regularly suffers from headaches and poor concentration and suffered a “concussion-type injury” on average once every three games while playing rugby. Williams’ admission came a little over a week after it was announced that Canadian international Jamie Cudmore is set to sue Top 14 Clermont Auvergne for not provide …

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Aviva Premiership To Introduce Groundbreaking New Concussion Guidelines

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 30: The Aviva Premiership trophy is displayed prior to kickoff during the Aviva Premiership Final between Bath Rugby and Saracens at Twickenham Stadium on May 30, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

The Aviva Premiership is set to become the first professional league in world rugby to trial real time pitchside concussion video reviews to help medical staff better identify players who have been exposed to head injuries. In a groundbreaking development, technology by MyplayXplay system will be used in all 135 Aviva Premiership rugby matches this season to help better determine whether a player …

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Exclusive: Why Concussion Is At The Top Of Cudmore’s Personal Agenda

“I had trouble with my sleep; trouble with perception; trouble with light, with sound.” The concussion that took Canada and former Clermont lock Jamie Cudmore to the brink of retirement before the 2015 World Cup has prompted him to launch the Rugby Safety Network (RSN) – a foundation to raise awareness and understanding of concussion. “I’ve had a few concussions,” Cudmore …

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How Far Has Rugby Come In Dealing With Concussion?

Concussion has been a major talking point in rugby over the last 18 months, a word that it is hard to not mention when rugby comes up in conversation. We’ve seen Danie Rossouw fail to get to his feet after a head clash with Brian O’Driscoll in the Lions Test Series in 2009. Four years later, Richard Hibbard played on after he …

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Should Ireland And Leinster Star Johnny Sexton Call It A Day?

CARDIFF, WALES - OCTOBER 11: Jonathan Sexton of Ireland looks dejected as he is replaced due to injury during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between France and Ireland at Millennium Stadium on October 11, 2015 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

It hasn’t been a great few weeks for Irish rugby fans. Fresh from the forced retirement of Paul O’Connell, the national team have got their Six Nations campaign off to an indifferent start. The O’Connell injury was a particular sickener as he was preparing to venture into a new phase in his career with Toulon. We all saw O’Connell stretchered …

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Concussion Concludes Craig Clarke’s Connacht Career

Pundit Arena’s John Elliott discusses the sad announcement of Craig Clarke’s retirement from rugby due to a number of concussions. The game of rugby can be a cruel mistress at times. For both players and fans alike it can be merciless in so many ways. Be it the loss of a cup final by one point or being dropped from a squad due …

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The Gain Line: Florian Fritz & The Duty of Care

In a damning article, Brendan Kelly slams the IRB and demands that the issue of concussion in rugby be dealt with appropriately before it is too late. On Friday night Racing Metro 92 travelled to Stade Toulousain for the barrages round of the Top14. Earlier in the season it looked fairly unlikely that the Parisians would reach this stage but …

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