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Concussions and Protecting Our Players

Dctarget

John Eales (66)
Heartbreaking reading. His description is consistent with a suspected link between TBIs/CTE and bipolar disorder (or similar presentations, at least). I truly help he’s getting all the support he needs and more.
I don't know where you go from there with suspected CTE. Doesn't sound very livable.
 

The Ghost of Raelene

Andrew Slack (58)
Truly amazing how little proof reading they do on fox sports. Every article has errors.

Warrior player who squeezed everything from his talent. Pushed by the Sharks no doubt for the medical retirement and get some cap space. He'll be looked after.

Who in Aus Rugby would be on a watch list for this sort of thing? Anyone know how McCabe and Anthony Fainga'a are going?
 

Derpus

George Gregan (70)
Truly amazing how little proof reading they do on fox sports. Every article has errors.

Warrior player who squeezed everything from his talent. Pushed by the Sharks no doubt for the medical retirement and get some cap space. He'll be looked after.

Who in Aus Rugby would be on a watch list for this sort of thing? Anyone know how McCabe and Anthony Fainga'a are going?
Fainga'a had very serious issues if I recall correctly.
 
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Nicholas Shehadie (39)
Truly amazing how little proof reading they do on fox sports. Every article has errors.

Warrior player who squeezed everything from his talent. Pushed by the Sharks no doubt for the medical retirement and get some cap space. He'll be looked after.

Who in Aus Rugby would be on a watch list for this sort of thing? Anyone know how McCabe and Anthony Fainga'a are going?

Wonder how DHP is going too.
 

Strewthcobber

Andrew Slack (58)
Former Rugby Union Australian Schoolboy Luke Keary will be retiring from the Roosters at the end of the year after too many head knocks.

Seems like some of the risks are starting to happen at pro level rugby league in this space
 

LeCheese

Peter Johnson (47)
https://aboutregional.com.au/yass-j...ys/451848/?utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=ar&

this is a great little article about a regional club in Australia doing something about the new tackle height limits and in turn concussions etc.
Great idea as it takes a lot of the conjecture out of it - should be mandatory imo. Obviously the line's positioning is impacted by sizes and proportions of the jerseys and bodies wearing them, so it could leave some room for clubs/players try to game the system a bit.
 

PhilClinton

Geoff Shaw (53)
Great idea as it takes a lot of the conjecture out of it - should be mandatory imo. Obviously the line's positioning is impacted by sizes and proportions of the jerseys and bodies wearing them, so it could leave some room for clubs/players try to game the system a bit.

Interesting to see that idea put into practice and Cheesie regarding your point, I was talking to a couple of mates recently who are teachers at AIC and GPS schools here in QLD and involved in the rugby programs. There has been discussions about rolling out player assigned jerseys from next year with these tackle height banners and you must only wear your jersey because the height line is correct for you.

It could be the way the sport goes, similar to basketball, NFL, soccer etc and moving away from the numbered positions. For example all props in the squad are issued a number between 1-10 and get a custom fit jersey with a bright tackle height line put on it.
 
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