Super Rugby announced temporary changes to its “smart” mouthguard technology Friday, with players no longer required to immediately leave the field for a concussion test if an alert is triggered.
While John Smit supports reasonable initiatives to reduce the risk of serious injury in rugby, the iconic Springbok centurion says sport will never be 100% safe.
England flank Tom Curry believes rugby union has “come on leaps and bounds in terms of player safety” amid fears the sport’s future is at stake from concussion.
A case involving over 100 former rugby union players diagnosed with early onset dementia and other irreversible neurological conditions now appears destined for the courts.
Blues head coach Leon MacDonald has allayed fears that All Blacks flyhalf Beauden Barrett suffered another serious concussion.
The Money Man and Mark Keohane discuss the recent surge of awareness around the long-term effect of concussion in a sport that has gone from combat to collision – and also look at how World Rugby could manage the issue.
Former Lions and Saracens hooker Ethienne Reynecke says concussion remains a massive issue for World Rugby especially at schools level. DYLAN JACK reports.
Pat Lambie’s shock retirement has brought the subject of concussion-related injuries starkly into the spotlight, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Former Wallabies centre Anthony Fainga’a has announced his retirement from all rugby after being affected by concussion.
SA Rugby has committed to creating more awareness of concussion following a workshop on the advancement of concussion management standards in Cape Town on Thursday.