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France’s HIA Controversy Escalates As Six Nations Release Second Statement

After an initial review by an independent Head Injury Assessment Review Processor, Six Nations Rugby have officially announced that two incidents have been referred to the HIA Review Panel. Some huge controversy arose during Ireland’s clash with France on Saturday as two French players were removed from the field of play for head injury assessments in highly questionable circumstances. Flyhalf …

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World Rugby Have Brought In A New Law For Head Injury Assessments

World Rugby has made a much-welcomed change to how Head Injury Assessments (HIA) will now be conducted. This amendment applies to all elite level adult rugby competitions and will come into effect on August 26 but it will also apply to the start of the Rugby Championship, which kicks off this weekend.  The new amendment states that a player who …

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Scotland’s Injury Nightmare Could End Any Hopes Of Six Nations Glory

Scotland will likely be the most grateful side ahead of the two-week hiatus until round three of the Six Nations as the list of injury concerns comes in following their narrow defeat to France on Sunday. Despite an impressive display across the park, including periods of domination, France emerged victorious thanks to the boot of Camille Lopez in a evenly …

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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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George North Given Troubling Advice From Expert Brain Doctor

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)

Dr. Barry O’Driscoll, former IRB chief medical advisor and world renowned expert on rugby safety, has implored George North to end his rugby career. Dr. O’Driscoll  has previously walked away from his position at World Rugby so inadequate did he feel their efforts to make the game safer, and so has ample credibility when it comes to concussions and their long-term …

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