Concussion in sport

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‘Tackle below the hips’: Eddie Jones calls for youth rugby rule change
Eddie Jones has called for the tackle height to be lowered in youth rugby union in order to further reduce the risk of brain injuries in the sport

Exclusive by Andy Bull

22, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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No fix in sight as rugby edges closer to harsh truth hardwired into collision sports | Michael Aylwin
Despite changing directives, unless players take fewer blows by playing fewer games do not expect any good news soon

Michael Aylwin

12, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Plan to tackle concussion in sport published by UK government
The government has published a 10-point action plan to tackle concussion in sport in response to an inquiry by a committee of MPs

Paul MacInnes

10, Dec, 2021 @6:04 PM

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Rugby’s growing list of concussion sufferers can no longer be ignored | Andy Bull
Evidence of a link between rugby and brain injury keeps rising, forcing us to examine much of what is compelling in the game

Andy Bull

09, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Alix and Mel Popham: ‘We turned a tragic situation in our life into something positive’ | Andy Bull
Having set up Head For Change the former Wales flanker, who is living with early onset dementia, is helping others using group exercise

Andy Bull

08, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Scans can detect brain injury after repeated head impacts in sport
Study of former American footballers offers hope that damage could be diagnosed more easily

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

24, Nov, 2021 @9:57 PM

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‘Life is hardly worth living’: brain injury study reveals rugby’s mental health crisis | Andy Bull
Players who suffered multiple concussions are at high risk, so why is a charity and not sporting authorities leading the way?

Andy Bull

24, Nov, 2021 @12:36 PM

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Base of the iceberg: the tragic cost of concussion in amateur sport | Emma Kemp
Former footy player Paul Wheatley is serving a prison sentence – the culmination of a chain of events that could be traced back to numerous on-field head knocks

Emma Kemp

22, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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RFL approves concussion-detecting mouthguards across rugby league
The initial plan was for the mouthguards to be used in Super League only from 2022 but they will also now be adopted in the Women’s Super League and at academy and community level

Aaron Bower

18, Nov, 2021 @1:06 PM

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World Rugby’s cynical deflection over brain injuries is an insult to the players | Michael Aylwin
Governing body’s posturing over the cause of early onset dementia among ex-players is extraordinarily insensitive

Michael Aylwin

17, Nov, 2021 @7:12 PM

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Head collisions may not be sole cause of dementia, World Rugby tells players
Players with dementia after repeated head impacts have been advised by World Rugby and several leading independent experts that other factors may be involved

Robert Kitson

17, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Former All Blacks player Carl Hayman reveals early onset dementia diagnosis
The All Blacks have expressed their sadness in the wake of Carl Hayman’s early-onset dementia and probable chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) diagnosis at the age of 41

Liam Napier

02, Nov, 2021 @11:42 PM

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