10 Dec 2020

Specialist doctor backs NZR over concussion mitigation

From Checkpoint, 6:08 pm on 10 December 2020

A concussion expert believes New Zealand Rugby is doing all it to can to provide a safe workplace but players need to know there's a risk in contact sports.

A group of former international rugby players in the United Kingdom suffering memory loss and early onset dementia are planning legal class action.

They blame repeated blows to the head in their rugby careers for their symptoms.

Specialist emergency physician Dr John Bonning told Checkpoint that NZ Rugby do provide safe working conditions.