Tragic News

There was very sad news from New Zealand this morning, Daniel Baldwin the lad who had to be put in an induced coma after a collision in a match has passed away –

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/92711954/young-wellington-man-dies-after-club-rugby-match

It is a terrible tragedy for his family and has sent shock waves around the rugby playing world.

The concern over injuries and in particular concussion has, quite rightly, grown exponentially over the last few seasons and World Rugby need to focus even more on this issue before more tragedies occurr.

An article today indicates that research into some level of prevention has proved positive –

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/may/17/rugby-union-research-exercise-plan-injuries

There are plans to roll the programme out at youth level – something positive on a day that one family is suffering indescribable sorrow.

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