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WRU promises 'zero tolerance' for rugby head injuries

A "zero tolerance" approach to rugby players with concussion must be adopted, the sport's governing body in Wales has said.

The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) wants players immediately taken off the pitch and medically examined if it is thought they have concussion.

The new guidance has been issued in the WRU's 'Concussion, Recognise and Remove' document.

It wants clubs nationwide to recognise the symptoms and myths of concussion.

Prav Mathema, the WRU's national medical manager told BBC Radio Wales' Oliver Hides the guidance had been carefully drawn up and would mean the game could be stopped as soon as there was a sign of a head injury.

  • 17 Sep 2014
  • From the section Wales
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