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“I Knew I Wasn’t Right” – Orla Finn On Recovery From Concussion

Orla Finn Cork

Back in 2016, the LGFA Central Council voted to adopt the GAA Concussion Guidelines with agreed amendments for female players. The information document highlights that injury must be taken seriously “to protect the long-term welfare of the player.” It states that some symptoms develop immediately while other symptoms may make themselves known gradually over time. The latter was the case …

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RFU Tackle Height Law Trial Aims To Combat Concussion

WORCESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Ben Te'o of Worcester puts a high tackle in on Sam Simmonds of Exeter during the Aviva Premiership match between Worcester Warriors and Exeter Chiefs at Sixways Stadium on September 15, 2017 in Worcester, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

The legal height of a rugby tackle will be lowered next season during a trial aimed at cutting down on concussion and other injuries, rugby bosses announced on Wednesday. The trial will take place in the 43-match Championship Cup competition, which is contested by clubs in English rugby’s second tier. The definition of a high tackle will be lowered from …

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Lions Sweating on Fitness Of Jonathan Davies Ahead Of Maori Clash

British & Irish Lions Tour To New Zealand 2017, AMI Stadium, Christchurch, New Zealand 10/6/2017 Crusaders vs British & Irish Lions Lions Jonathan Davies down injured Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The British and Irish Lions are licking their wounds following a disappointing defeat to the Highlanders yesterday, despite holding a nine-point lead in the second half. They now look ahead to Saturday’s clash with the New Zealand Maori, as it is likely that Gatland will select a side that will be close to the Test team. However, the Kiwi coach …

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Opinion: World Rugby’s Weak Line On Concussion Putting Players In Danger

World Rugby NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 27: George North of Northampton Saints lays injured after colliding with Nathan Hughes of Wasps as he scored his second try during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Wasps at Franklin's Gardens on March 27, 2015 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

The Oxford Dictionary’s definition of concussion is a “temporary unconsciousness or confusion and other symptoms caused by a blow on the head”. World Rugby have handled the George North debacle very poorly. The controversy surrounding George North’s health began on the 6th of February 2015 at the Millennium Stadium against England. Dave Attwood’s foot collided with North’s head while scrambling …

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World Rugby Announce Revised Foul Play Sanctions

Australia v Wales - Group A: Rugby World Cup 2015

Following an extensive review of rugby’s disciplinary processes, World Rugby have announced details of an enhanced and modernised Regulation 17 framework dealing with foul play. The new regulations deal primarily with sanctions and the sport’s disciplinary structure in order to create processes to reflect the modern rugby environment.  Wherever practicable World Rugby will appoint three person judicial committees, comprising of …

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World Rugby Issues Critical Statement On George North Injury Saga

After the controversial incident involving the treatment of Northampton Saints’ George North and his head injury during their game with Leicester Tigers in the Aviva Premiership on 3 December, and the subsequent Concussion Management Review Group investigtion whose findings were released this week, World Rugby has this evening issued its own statement regarding the findings. The sport’s governing body said: …

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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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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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Former Second Row Jamie Cudmore Set To Sue Clermont

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 02: Clement player Jamie Cudmore in action during the European Rugby Champions Cup Final between ASM Clermont Auvergne and RC Toulon at Twickenham Stadium on May 2, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Jamie Cudmore will go down in the history of rugby football as a real cult hero. The former Canadian lock was a talisman for Clermont and Canada throughout a glittered career, and is now playing with Oyonnax. The 6ft 6in 38-year-old was playing against Saracens for the French side in the European Cup, and was called ashore due to a …

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Matt Brown Has No Plans To Retire Just Yet Despite Suffering Concussion Scare Last Year

UFC Welterweight Matt Brown has revealed the extent of the trauma he went through with concussion following his unanimous decision loss to Johnny Hendricks at UFC 185 in March of last year. Brown would lose the fight via unanimous decision with the 35-year-old revealing that he thought the arena was “spinning during the fight” and that he struggled with memory loss and speech …

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Ex-Sale Sharks Player To Sue Club Over Concussion

SALFORD, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Cillian Willis (C) of Sale in action during the LV= Cup Semi Final match between Sale Sharks and Saracens at the Salford City Stadium on March 10, 2013 in Salford, England. (Photo by Paul Thomas/Getty Images)

Former Sale Sharks scrum-half Cillian Willis is planning to sue his old club for clinical negligence regarding his on-going concussion issues, according to reports. The Telegraph states that Willis – who had to retire at the age of 28 due to his concussion-related injuries – claims he was told by Sale medical staff after a high tackle in an LV= …

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