Weekly Starter – Concussion in Rugby Union

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Our starter activity this week looks at the danger of concussion in Rugby Union. England captain Dylan Hartley has recently been ruled out until next season with a serious concussion injury. After watching the video (above) try to answer the following questions:

  1. What symptoms could Dylan Hartley be suffering from?
  2. How would he be assessed for concussion?
  3. What could repeated concussions potentially lead to?
  4. In your opinion should the sport of rugby do more to prevent concussion?

Extension – What other types of injury could occur in rugby union?

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