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In the light of the NFL's $765 million settlement for claims that concussions while playing have been a factor in retired players suffering dementia, depression or Alzheimer's, rugby union is now under the spotlight for the way in deals with the subject
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Concussion debate
Sep 17, 2014:  The WRU has said a zero tolerance approach to concussion must be adopted with a call for greater awareness of the issue in clubs and schools
Concussion debate
Sep 11, 2014:  A report in the Times claims that a new breathalyser could be used to identify when sports players are fit to return to action after suffering head injuries
France
Aug 5, 2014:  Concussion protocols in France have been toughened up for the forthcoming season with the French Rugby Federation (FFR) imposing sanctions on teams who are found to have misdiagnosed concussed players
Craig Dowd
Jul 9, 2014:  We are getting bigger and stronger, and the game we used to know is changing, so Craig Dowd asks after the tragic death of a teenage New Zealand player how do we protect each other
New Zealand
Jul 7, 2014:  Jordan Kemp, the teenage rugby player who died after a head clash during a match in New Zealand on Saturday, suffered concussion earlier in the season
New Zealand
Jun 30, 2014:  Ben Afeaki is the latest high-profile rugby player to publicise the brutal effects of concussion, making plans for a life outside the game less than 12 months after making his Test debut for the All Blacks
The Concussion Debate
Jun 27, 2014:  Super Rugby and The Rugby Championship will apply more advanced sideline concussion tests after SANZAR officials ratify the IRB's improved protocols
Concussion debate
Jun 19, 2014:  A US-based neuropsychologist has given an interview to Planet Rugby in which he has dismissed what he described as "the concussion crisis" as hysteria and media sensationalism
Scotland
Jun 18, 2014:  David Denton has been ruled out of the rest of Scotland's summer tour as he continues his recovery from a concussion
Concussion debate
Jun 17, 2014:  Brett Gosper has said that concussion is one of the main priorities for the IRB
New Zealand v England
Jun 5, 2014:  Julian Savea will miss Saturday's Test against England after he failed to recover from a knee injury
Tom's Tour Diary
Jun 4, 2014:  Following news of Kieran Read's issues with concussion, the subject is dominating the New Zealand press according to the latest Tour Diary
The Concussion Debate
Jun 4, 2014:  Connacht.captain and former Chiefs co-captain Craig Clarke retires from rugby on medical advice, after 10 concussions in 22 months
The concussion debate
May 20, 2014:  The International Rugby Board has made two changes to its concussion protocols
Top 14
May 10, 2014:  Ex-Scotland and Toulon winger Rory Lamont said the incident surrounding Florian Fritz was "bewildering" and medics are risking player's lives if they fail to take concussion seriously.
Top 14
May 10, 2014:  While Racing Metro's impressive win over Toulouse dominated the headlines from Friday night's action in the Top 14, the incident surrounding Florian Fritz in the first-half deserves equal press
The Concussion Debate
Feb 6, 2014:  Two-time Super Rugby winner Craig Clarke is taking a sustained break from rugby after sustaining his 10th concussion in 22 months while playing for Irish province Connacht at the weekend
Aviva Premiership
Feb 4, 2014:  Gloucester's former England flanker Andy Hazell has been forced to retire after failing to recover from concussion sustained in a pre-season friendly
Concussion Debate
Jan 27, 2014:  Blues co-owner Murray Bolton reportedly is set to finance the final development of "breakthrough concussion technology" to measure the immediate impact of head knocks
Concussion Debate
Jan 24, 2014:  The RaboDirect PRO12 has confirmed the implementation of the Pitchside Suspected Concussion Assessment (PSCA), effective immediately
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