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(Reuters) - The Rugby Football Union (RFU) will change its rule on the height of tackles in junior games next season as part of long-term player-protection plans to reduce concussions in the sport, the governing body said on Monday.
LONDON (Reuters) - Spit tests may in future be an answer for doctors seeking swift and non-invasive ways to diagnose concussion among male rugby players after a study found that tell-tale biomarkers of traumatic brain injury show up rapidly in saliva.
(Reuters) - Former England international Dan Scarbrough said he has joined the class-action lawsuit against World Rugby, England's Rugby Football Union and the Welsh Rugby Union which alleges a failure to protect players from the risks caused by concussions.
(Reuters) - When Bobby Copping rose for a routine header during a training session with English third-tier club Peterborough United in July, little did he know he would end up in hospital, his dream of one day playing in the Premier League shattered at 19.
(Reuters) - The frequency of concussions in English rugby is "totally unacceptable" and authorities must take further action to protect players, head injury specialist Willie Stewart said.
LONDON (Reuters) - The UK government on Wednesday announced the launch of an enquiry into the long-term effects of head injuries in sport and will discuss the latest scientific studies with governing bodies and athletes across two sessions starting next week.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - As sports across the board explore ways to prevent concussion, cricket finds itself polarised over a head-injury specialist's suggestion to ban bouncers, a fast bowler's favourite weapon to intimidate a batsman, in youth cricket.
(Reuters) - Former athletes and leaders from major UK sports will discuss the impact of head injuries and efforts to improve player welfare across two virtual summits with government ministers next week.
(Reuters) - Concussions accounted for 20% of injuries suffered by rugby players in the English Premiership's 2018-19 season and were the most common injury in matches for an eighth straight season, a Rugby Football Union (RFU) study has said.
LONDON (Reuters) - The rugby year ended with the sport excitedly looking ahead to the next World Cup while bracing for a potentially seismic challenge to the very fabric of the game through a legal case citing negligence over concussion.