'Obviously concussed' player allowed to play on at Twickenham - Ruck

‘Obviously concussed’ player allowed to play on at Twickenham

Concerning video footage captured Wales player Tomas Francis looking obviously concussed in the moments after a brutal head collision at Twickenham yesterday.

A clear and flagrant breach of HIA protocol in the words of Progressive Rugby, who are a rugby union lobby group working to achieve a safer and healthier game.

The tighthead prop initially remained on the pitch before eventually being removed for an HIA, which he duly passed before returning to the pitch around 10 minutes later.

However, under current laws, any player who shows visible signs of balance disturbance/ataxia after a head blow should be removed immediately and permanently from a match without an HIA.

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