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New concussion rule

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    on the 2pm 2gb news they just said the NRL has ruled that if a player comes off the field concussed he can't return to game the field of play on the same day
    interesting is how they gonna going to police that

    no link yet
     
  2. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    On the same day?  wtf.  Just stupid.  Brain injuries take time to heal, if they ever do.  A week off would be my idea of a sensible ruling.  Then only to return on the clearance of a doctor.  The NRL have no idea regarding duty of care. 
     
  3. ayjay007

    ayjay007 Well-Known Member

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    Good idea.Just a thought,though,how many players are going to stay down after a minor head knock,to try and get the penalty,and the free interchange?I know it happens now,but to lose an interchange player for the whole game is different.
     
  4. bhot

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    Will coaches try to keep players on the field if they are concussed?
     
  5. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    yeah I reckon they will
     
  6. SeaEagleRock8

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    Of course. And stall as long as possible before making the potentially disastrous decision to pull them off, knowing they are gone for the match.
     
  7. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Here come the backslams on star players.
     
  8. bhot

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    http://www.sportal.com.au/league-news-display/concussion-laws-tightened-116909
     
  9. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Another Double Standard David kneejerk ruling. Talk about a reactive administration.
     
  10. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I actually 100% agree with this rule hard to police exactly but it's a step in the right direction and gallops heart is in the right place.

    I remember back in the 90's a bloke died at Harbord park because he copped a second knock. He was taken off with concussion. And then went back on copped a knock and passed away.

    Hope I didn't dredge up bad memories for anyone on this site, but it's absolutely one of the main reasons this is and should be enforced this thing happens often.

    Not sure why anyone would be upset at gallop or the nrl for trying to do the right thing by the players.

    If anyone breaks this rule then the fault lays squarely with the coaches and trainers.
     
  11. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    OK, number one problem. Define concussion.
     
  12. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    In the AFL they have a standard procedure the doctors go through to diagnose it.  You don't pass the test, you don't go back on.  Simple. 

    I'd rather we err on the side of caution when it comes to the brain. 
     
  13. jbb/james

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    good post, thoughtful.
     

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