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‘We are not trying to destroy rugby – we want to save it’

There is a school of thought that the legal proceedings brought against World Rugby by nearly 200 players will financially cripple the game. That’s the short-term view of the concussion epidemic which has engulfed rugby, but while the main priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of its players, they are also attempting to …

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World Rugby chief branded ‘irresponsible’ over response to concussion lawsuit

Dr O’Driscoll also found Gilpin’s comments on head knocks in the community game not being “comparable” to professional players deeply troubling. While concussions have been at the forefront of discussions surrounding the links of repeated head trauma and conditions such as dementia, O’Driscoll insists non-concussive blows to the head are just as serious. “For World …

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World Rugby hits back over concussion lawsuits and questions legal action

Speaking to Telegraph Sport, Gilpin has now revealed that World Rugby hopes to convince those players who are part of the legal action, or weighing up joining, that the governing body will do more to ensure the best possible systems are in place to support retiring players concerned by the risk of degenerative brain disease. …

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World Rugby told to issue severe punishments for teams who fail to reduce contact training

World Rugby have been told to issue swinging punishments for teams who fail to crack down on contact training. Concussion campaign group Progressive Rugby have issued a set of recommendations to the world governing body, including for fines and points deductions to be issued against countries and clubs for non-compliance with return-to-play protocols. Progressive Rugby …

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New Zealand go into this year’s Rugby Championship as the reigning champions, but, potentially for the first time since the Rugby Championship began in 2012, they are not favourites. They won last year’s tournament with a game to spare but, after losing to South Africa in the final round, New Zealand have had a disappointing …

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