Let’s Talk Concussion & Scrum Caps

Recently there was a school game in Ireland that was abandoned after 3 players suffered concussion. This has led a senior to suggest that scrum caps should be compulsory. Here are my thoughts on that from Periscope earlier as scrum caps don't protect against concussion. Here is a link to the news story of the match... Continue Reading →


Let’s Talk Doping

Over the weekend it came out that Patrick Tuipulotu failed a doping test sometime last year. Here are my reactions to that news. Here are my initial thoughts on the news that I first put out there on Periscope. As more information became clear here's my follow-up reaction as NZR had their hands tied and had... Continue Reading →

Let’s Talk Player Welfare in Japan

Richard Freeman forwarded me an article he'd written about the use of the HIA in the All-Japan Championship final. Player welfare is something that I feel passionately about and so I took to Periscope to help spread the word. Here are my thoughts on the lack of the HAI protocols in the All-Japan Championship final that I first... Continue Reading →

Rugby Thoughts – NRC, LV=Cup and concussion again!

In my rugby thoughts this week I'm brain dumping on 6 Nations kicking table again,  concussion again, analysis again, LV=Cup again and the NRC for the first time! 6 Nations kicking and tackling table Similar to last time we looked at the kicking table is a good predictor to actual positions in the 6 nations... Continue Reading →

Rugby Thoughts – Abuse, Concussion and #hashtagtivism

In my weekly brain dump I'll be going back to look at the 6 Nations kicking table as well as the round 1 Super Rugby upsets we covered in #RugbyChat. Also looking at some stories on ref abuse, #Finnocent and concussion again. 6 Nations kicking table Last week I talked about analytics and that the... Continue Reading →

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