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Players Union take Health Initiative 
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Post Players Union take Health Initiative
Provale, the french pro players union, have taken the initiative with regard to health concerns.

Specifically they are targeting impact injuries, concussion, leg injuries especially knee and similar.
They are also addressing some mental health aspects and a specific project that is trying to relate training methods to increasingly frequent specific injuries.

Last years Championship final was very physical even 'brutal' in general play and exacerbated the concerns.

There is currently a lot of concern surrounding young players and early incidents of potential career threatening injuries, examples being french squad 2nd row Itturia and loose head prop Baille both of which are prime players. Other french squad injuries involve Fofana, Nakaitaci and Ollivon,

There's a general worrying list of other injuries too...

Although teams have generally strong squads they are limited in size e.g # of pro contracts.

The formal new set up wiil be managed by the Provale President and will include psychology, law, medical and sociology reps.

I think this type of development which underlines the importance and likely increased presence from Players Unions.

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