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    Aussie Player Exodus

    100% Also some people on here wide of the mark with the players attitude. Not everyone is educated enough or have people around them to know how to eat and train properly. Surprisingly for what might seem common sense to some people isn’t to others. There is people out there that think muesli...
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    Concussions and Protecting Our Players

    It’s always happened. It’s just concussions are identified a multitude times more than they used to. Also just have to watch 2 mins of a game 20-30-40yrs ago and realise it wasn’t all leg tackles, players were getting smacked in the head potentially even more so than now. Personally think the...
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    Concussions and Protecting Our Players

    I’d personally like to see the height slightly dropped to nipple height with a bar across the jersey to display. Just to drop it that fraction bit more, however to make it easier for refs I’d like to see the zone between chin and nipple as a grey zone. If the player makes first contact below the...
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    Concussions and Protecting Our Players

    Extremely informative and great debate from Ross Tucker and JB (EggChasers podcast) on Rugby Offloads podcast. I’d recommend most interested in this topic to listen. Biggest thing I got from it is a lot of the pro risk limitation brigade have got Ross Tuckers position all wrong. He’s actually...
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    Australian Rugby / Rugby Australia

    Personally I believe a lot of these shared ideals these days are more designed to self validate been a good citizen than actually add value to the constituents people are trying to represent. Not saying people like Ben or Stephen don’t truly believe their heart is in the right place, but there...
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    Australian Rugby / Rugby Australia

    Ben Alexander’s points just come across as generic talking points to me than actual ideas.
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    Concussions and Protecting Our Players

    Cancer is not a great example to compare. Unfortunately those 1 in 180 women have an immediate life threatening issue. Almost all those 1 in 184 children will not get dementia or brain related issues related to rugby trauma. Maybe only 1 in 184 of those 1 in 184 children will, which means the...
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    Concussions and Protecting Our Players

    It’s not a 26% chance tho. Again 4 in 1 sounds bad but broken down is 2 x 23 per game = 46 Then the 46 participants x 4 games is 1 in 184 participants. That would indicate you have a 1/184 chance of getting a head knock per game and not even per tackles. With improved measures of not allowing...
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    Concussions and Protecting Our Players

    I’m not even convinced the game or administrators can be prosecuted on the laws as they are. My belief is the only thing that can be prosecuted is the handling of someone that’s been unlucky to sustain an injury. You can’t sue Toyota for crashing your car above the speed limit because the rules...
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    Concussions and Protecting Our Players

    I’d say the lower you go age grade the propensity of player getting knocked out gets lower. A child would be more likely knocking themselves out on a bike or skateboard than playing rugby. We need to move away from sensationalism to scare people. It’s doing more damage to sports and wider...
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    Concussions and Protecting Our Players

    I should read the wider context of this quote but on face value to me this looks like, he’s disappointed in the absolute approach which seems to have been adopted and some of the conversations that have surrounded that approach by others. I’d say fundamentally he’s personally for moderate change...
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    Concussions and Protecting Our Players

    When you multiply it out per season, it’s probably indicating each player has around 1 concussion every 10 seasons. Obviously some people are unlucky to have multiple and others will never receive one. It really isn’t a huge issue at community level. It’s just the higher up the chain you go they...
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    Concussions and Protecting Our Players

    This actually highlights there isn’t a huge issue at community level. Let’s say there is 500 games with 40 players. 200 is around 1% a week.
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    Concussions and Protecting Our Players

    There you go. Unfortunately Ross is caught in the ideology tug of war between both camps
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    Rebels 2023

    I don’t like the conditions excuse, because it’s not like the Drua played in perfect conditions and the Rebels didn’t. But valid reasoning for the young players on and losing momentum. Only a trial and means nothing at the end of the day
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    Northern Hemisphere 2021-22

    Yep can see some of this been a larger game been played. The reaction should work in favor of the unions in court proceedings. Courts obviously have to rule to law but will err towards societal wants/needs in its interpretation. The reaction has clearly shown there isn’t a large desire to...
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    Rebels 2023

    Not good. I wanna give Foote a chance but I always cringe when coaches do culture things like “love” etc as culture buzzwords truly don’t make any difference in winning. As pointed out before the match many players missing from the ideal starting team, so I’ll hold on to that.
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    Rebels 2023

    A little disappointing. All the talk about cohesion yet it only works when people actually play together. Obviously some injured or other reasons but with such a short season, all players should be available as often as possible.
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    Rebels 2023

    Will the game be streamed?
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    Wallabies 2023

    On Turinui there is not a more knowledgeable guy in Australian rugby. He’s played and coached in the traditional states, the non traditional ones and overseas so understands the politics more than anyone, and the strengths and weaknesses. He’s coached and been in management at club level. Has...
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