Former England loose forward James Haskell has urged World Rugby to immediately extend its return-to-play procedures.
Haskell’s plea to World Rugby comes after the Rugby Football League altered its concussion protocols recently.
Under new rules in rugby league, players who fail concussion tests – either during matches or in training sessions – are required to wait for a period of at least 11 days before being deemed fit to return to action, upping the period by four days.
The minimum period in rugby union at present is just six days.
“Well done Rugby league,” Haskell wrote on his official Twitter account in response to the RFL’s decision.
“Turns out you can make instant changes. Come on @WorldRugby time’s ticking.”
“If you want to put me in charge I will show you how to change it all in a few days.”
Well done Rugby league! Turns out you can make instant changes. Come on @WorldRugby times a ticking. If you want to put me in charge I will show you how to change it all in a few days https://t.co/mED0t88YJ1
— James Haskell (@jameshaskell) January 10, 2022