The Wales man was knocked out twice when playing against England…
Campaigners have claimed that rugby union officials are waiting for a tragedy to happen involving concussion before they take any action, reports the Times.
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This comes following Wales’ defeat to England in Cardiff on Friday where George North was knocked out twice, but was allowed to carry on playing.
World Rugby has since asked the Wales Rugby Union for a full report in to the incident to see if concussion regulations were followed.
Peter Robinson, whose teenage son Ben died of Second Impact Syndrome during a match in 2011, said, “We are using these players as guinea pigs.
“I thought Ben’s death was the tipping point when they realised they had to do something, but I don’t think anything drastic will happen until there’s a tragedy involving a famous star live on TV. We need a culture change.”
Currently players have to be taken off if they are suspected of being concussed following any incidents. However, if it is not confirmed that he is concussed then he can return to the field following a head injury assessment.
Campaigners want the rules to be made more severe, with players being taken off if they are even suspected of being concussed.