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Keith L wrote:
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Here's the decision ;


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Northampton Saints will not be sanctioned following the investigation into their treatment of George North's latest head injury, but it has been concluded that the Wales wing should not have returned to the field of play.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/38391557


So another cosy little conclusion that means nothing to anyone and therefore *fupp* all will change?

They know how to look after their own!


They certainly do. There was no way the "independent" review was going to shit in its own nest.


Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:28 pm
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Llew wrote:
Keith L wrote:
Llew wrote:
Here's the decision ;


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Northampton Saints will not be sanctioned following the investigation into their treatment of George North's latest head injury, but it has been concluded that the Wales wing should not have returned to the field of play.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/38391557


So another cosy little conclusion that means nothing to anyone and therefore *fupp* all will change?

They know how to look after their own!


They certainly do. There was no way the "independent" review was going to shit in its own nest.


Meanwhile the reports are saying that North will be playing again this weekend.

Players need to assume that nobody has their best interests at heart when it comes to injury. The players agent should be doing this job......but there's a conflict of interest to some degree.

Any player that gets an academy spot with a region, or stands a fair chance of making it at WP level or higher should get independent legal advise to ensure that they (the player) will be looked after in the event of career ending injury. In fact any adult player should have some sort of insurance policy in place that will provide cover If a life-changing rugby injury happens.

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Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:57 pm
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and as we can see from the Andrew Coombs situation if your career is ended its thanks for the memories and tough luck old boy

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MrLeek wrote:
Llew wrote:
Keith L wrote:
Llew wrote:
Here's the decision ;


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Northampton Saints will not be sanctioned following the investigation into their treatment of George North's latest head injury, but it has been concluded that the Wales wing should not have returned to the field of play.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/38391557


So another cosy little conclusion that means nothing to anyone and therefore *fupp* all will change?

They know how to look after their own!


They certainly do. There was no way the "independent" review was going to shit in its own nest.


Meanwhile the reports are saying that North will be playing again this weekend.

Players need to assume that nobody has their best interests at heart when it comes to injury. The players agent should be doing this job......but there's a conflict of interest to some degree.

Any player that gets an academy spot with a region, or stands a fair chance of making it at WP level or higher should get independent legal advise to ensure that they (the player) will be looked after in the event of career ending injury. In fact any adult player should have some sort of insurance policy in place that will provide cover If a life-changing rugby injury happens.


When you consider that Northampton, has as been found, messed up here. Despite their initial attempts to bat it off. On an issue which is very serious, not only for North but the wider game. The sanction then imposed by the cartel, absolutely nothing, Zilch. With that in mind, I shudder to think what would have needed fo happen here before there would have been some form of sanction. It's pretty disturbing stuff.


Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:42 am
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and as we can see from the Andrew Coombs situation if your career is ended its thanks for the memories and tough luck old boy

North will be on an enhanced PRL contract so not quite in the same shit bucket that Coombs is in, but still not far from the truth

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Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:45 am
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sounds very sad but George North should think about his life after rugby.
THis isnt an easy call for him but i think i would be saying thanks for the memories.
there is more to life than rugby.


Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:12 pm
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I don't think North should retire yet but an extended break from the game would help. He should withdraw for the rest of the season and come back next Autumn. The last thing he needs is the slog of a Lions tour against the AB's this summer.


Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:19 pm
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I don't think North should retire yet but an extended break from the game would help. He should withdraw for the rest of the season and come back next Autumn. The last thing he needs is the slog of a Lions tour against the AB's this summer.


But will anything change? isnt his condition likely to remain? its a fair call but i think hes had it.


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Ex players joining the chorus of disapproval now:

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Ex-Saracens captain Alistair Hargreaves says the findings of the review into the way George North was treated for a head injury are "a disgrace".

On Wednesday, a review panel decided not to punish Northampton despite concluding that North should not have played on against Leicester.

Hargreaves, 30, had to retire in October because of a concussion injury.

"Is that what we call player welfare? What a depressing day for rugby," said the former South Africa international.

"[The] Decision made by CMRG (Concussion Management Review Group) is a disgrace."

Hargreaves suffered a number of concussions in the last two seasons of his career, and was given medical advice to give up the game.

'I'm very surprised' - Moody

North had a six-month spell out of the game in 2015 following a spate of four blows to the head in five months.

And speaking on BBC Radio Four's Today show, former England flanker Lewis Moody has also been critical of rugby authorities for not sanctioning Northampton.

"For there to be an outcome saying he shouldn't have been allowed back on the pitch, but for the club not to have been sanctioned - what message does that send to the other clubs?

"There clearly needs to be a review of the protocols in place for those head assessments.

"I'm very surprised that there's no sanction given to Northampton."


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/38403463


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He' not picked this week has they have decided to send him to a specialist

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Probably due to the bad press they and the review are getting, being attacked from all sides - medical experts and ex-players amongst others. They dont seem to realise they made a BIG mistake in this case


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Having had a look on number of sites relating to head injuries ( concussion ) nearly all suggest you follow what's below to recover, seems the club medical staff should do some research to me.

Tips for Healing — Adults


Here are a few tips to help you get better:

Get plenty of sleep at night, and rest during the day.
Return to your normal activities gradually, not all at once.
Avoid activities that could lead to a second brain injury, such as contact or recreational sports, until your doctor says you are well enough to take part in these activities.
Ask your doctor when you can drive a car, ride a bike, or operate heavy equipment because your ability to react may be slower after a brain injury.
Talk with your doctor about when you can return to work or school. Ask your doctor about ways to help your employer or teacher understand what has happened to you.
Consider talking with your employer about returning to work gradually and changing your work activities until you recover.
Take only those drugs that your doctor has approved.
Don’t drink alcoholic beverages until your doctor says you are well enough to do so. Alcohol and certain other drugs may slow your recovery and can put you at risk of further injury.
If it’s harder than usual to remember things, write them down.
If you’re easily distracted, try to do one thing at a time. For example, don’t try to watch TV while fixing dinner.
Consult with family members or close friends when making important decisions.
Don’t neglect your basic needs such as eating well and getting enough rest.

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Thegrimriper wrote:
Having had a look on number of sites relating to head injuries ( concussion ) nearly all suggest you follow what's below to recover, seems the club medical staff should do some research to me.

Tips for Healing — Adults


Here are a few tips to help you get better:

Get plenty of sleep at night, and rest during the day.
Return to your normal activities gradually, not all at once.
Avoid activities that could lead to a second brain injury, such as contact or recreational sports, until your doctor says you are well enough to take part in these activities.
Ask your doctor when you can drive a car, ride a bike, or operate heavy equipment because your ability to react may be slower after a brain injury.
Talk with your doctor about when you can return to work or school. Ask your doctor about ways to help your employer or teacher understand what has happened to you.
Consider talking with your employer about returning to work gradually and changing your work activities until you recover.
Take only those drugs that your doctor has approved.
Don’t drink alcoholic beverages until your doctor says you are well enough to do so. Alcohol and certain other drugs may slow your recovery and can put you at risk of further injury.
If it’s harder than usual to remember things, write them down.
If you’re easily distracted, try to do one thing at a time. For example, don’t try to watch TV while fixing dinner.
Consult with family members or close friends when making important decisions.
Don’t neglect your basic needs such as eating well and getting enough rest.



One can only hope that the (potentially) concussed individual will go for a completely independent assessment away from the club.

The above list, whilst it is full of common sense, leaves an awful lot of slack for interpretation by interested parties.


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World Rugby getting involved. This one not getting swept under the carpet just yet.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/rugby-union/ ... ssion-row/

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World Rugby getting involved. This one not getting swept under the carpet just yet.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/rugby-union/ ... ssion-row/


Except for the sentence that nobody at the Saints were either derelict or stupid?

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