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Newbridge Wolf

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You keep saying this and it isn't true.
Perhaps you dont think so which is different to being true or false. I dont see any merit in discussing it with you as by using a singular response you obviously dont wish to enter a discussion and have already confirmed your position on the subject, oh and I've said it twice, not as if you're not prone to repeat things on here is it.

Ive had a quick summary read of what O'Driscoll was saying, he's talking about HIA in the professional game, not the headcase initiative which is more aligned to what he was stating. I would be inclined to agree with him that commercial pressure is the basis for making decisions above player welfare.

I also agree with moving the defensive line back 10 (or even 5) it would open up the game, it's been a pet hate of mine for a long time. I would very much doubt that would happen though.
 

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It is and it isn't, oddly it's more biased on players playing down than up.

I've seen plenty of it in different age groups from certain teams.
In union? My kids have played for Stafford since age 5 and have never heard of it - a few times we’ve had to have a word with the other coach when our kids have said the other team have an overage player.
 

Johnny75

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Perhaps you dont think so which is different to being true or false. I dont see any merit in discussing it with you as by using a singular response you obviously dont wish to enter a discussion and have already confirmed your position on the subject, oh and I've said it twice, not as if you're not prone to repeat things on here is it.

Ive had a quick summary read of what O'Driscoll was saying, he's talking about HIA in the professional game, not the headcase initiative which is more aligned to what he was stating. I would be inclined to agree with him that commercial pressure is the basis for making decisions above player welfare.

I also agree with moving the defensive line back 10 (or even 5) it would open up the game, it's been a pet hate of mine for a long time. I would very much doubt that would happen though.
You said 'the only way to reduce size'.

Which isn't true.

So you can throw your hissy fit and behave like a toddler or discuss it properly like an adult.

Read all of BO'D's stuff, it's interesting. Headcase was a start and at the time good practise but it's now outdated and hasn't been updated. It is political in some aspects as the RFU thought that putting the truth about head impacts into the public domain would damage participation.

Peter Robinson (who's son died on the pitch) has a lot of information on this. As does Willie Stuart. They're both Scottish and have a different view on Headway. I suspect Wales with their research out of Swansea with mouthguards will come to the same conclusion.
 

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You said 'the only way to reduce size'.

Which isn't true.

So you can throw your hissy fit and behave like a toddler or discuss it properly like an adult.

Read all of BO'D's stuff, it's interesting. Headcase was a start and at the time good practise but it's now outdated and hasn't been updated. It is political in some aspects as the RFU thought that putting the truth about head impacts into the public domain would damage participation.

Peter Robinson (who's son died on the pitch) has a lot of information on this. As does Willie Stuart. They're both Scottish and have a different view on Headway. I suspect Wales with their research out of Swansea with mouthguards will come to the same conclusion.
Err I'm not sure who you think you are, but its comments like that and the previous one why I can't take you seriously as a poster.

You also offer up no counter argument to the point about reducing size.

Thank god for the ignore function
 

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Err I'm not sure who you think you are, but its comments like that and the previous one why I can't take you seriously as a poster.

You also offer up no counter argument to the point about reducing size.

Thank god for the ignore function
I did offer an argument about reducing size.

You've ignored it.
 

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What a win for Fiji!!!

Lets hope they've got enough left in the tank for the Final, what a game
 

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Shame for Fiji but SA had too much to their game, Davids kicking is an excellent weapon in 7's. Think it would have been closer if NZ had got through.

Double disappointment for them as the woman ran in second place too.
 
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