RugbyU: World Rugby Wants Referees To Crack Down On Head Contact

RugbyU: World Rugby wants referees to crack down on head contact

LONDON, , (Pakistan Point News - APP - 11th Nov, 2016 ) - World Rugby told leading referees to be "especially vigilant" when dealing with players guilty of dangerous tackles that risk opponents' heads during the upcoming November internationals. The past few years have witnessed increasing concerns regarding the potential impacts of concussion injuries on players, with new forms of in-game head injury assessment introduced to try to prevent players returning to action too quickly when they have suffered a damaging blow in what is, at Test level, an increasingly aggressive contact sport. World Rugby, the sport's global governing body, said it had instructed match officials to be strict when it came to tackles, charges, strikes or kicks that make contact above the shoulder line and to favour firm sanctions for offenders, up to and including red cards for severe examples.