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George North Takes Aim At The Media Over ‘Made Up Stories’ Around His Concussion Problems

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 26: George North of Wales during the International Match between Wales and South Africa at the Principality Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Wales and Northampton Saints star George North has rounded on the media following the latest in a series of high profile concussions he has suffered in recent times. The 24-year-old has been the subject of much debate following his most recent head injury, an in-air collision with Leicester Tigers’ Adam Thompstone during an English Premiership tie last month, which left …

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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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Opinion – RFU Need To Come Down Hard On Sale Sharks Over Concussion Incident

Some movies are just really quotable. Comedy actor Will Ferrell has an impressive rollerdeck of films you can just reel off line after line from, while Academy Award winning director Quentin Tarantino has an equally impressive catalogue of films to quote from including Pulp Fiction and Resevoir Dogs. However, one film I always find myself quoting is Martin Scorsese’s 2006 gangster drama The Departed. Whether …

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Northampton Saints Avoid Sanction Despite The RFU Acknowledging George North Was Concussed

Although many expected the Northampton Saints to be sanctioned after returning George North to the field of play during their clash with the Leicester Tigers on December 3, the RFU’s Concussion Management Review Group (CMRG) have decided not to impose any punishment on the embattled club. North suffered what looked to be a serious concussion following a dangerous Adam Thompstone challenge during the …

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George North Set To Return To Action This Week Despite Concerns Over Long-Term Health

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 27: George North of Northampton Saints breaks through for the try line 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)

George North looks set to return to action on Friday following his latest layoff due to yet another head injury suffered against Leicester Tigers on December 3. Much has been made of the Wales international’s health since his mid-air collision with Adam Thompstone as having clearly been rendered unconscious by his resulting impact with the ground, North was allowed to …

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Northampton Director Of Rugby Makes Massive Admission About George North’s Recent Head Injury

Controversy continues to surround the most recent head injury suffered by Northampton Saints and Wales international George North, with the Saints’ director of rugby Jim Mallinder finally admitting that mistakes were made in the handling of the incident during their Premiership clash with the Leicester Tigers. Having been challenged in mid-air by Adam Thompstone, North was seen to land heavily …

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

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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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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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