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# HIA

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2022
# HIA
World Rugby defends head-injury protocols in wake of Johnny Sexton’s selection
Progressive Rugby has claimed the HIA checks are ‘being exposed’.
# HIA
What happened to Johnny Sexton and how can he play this weekend?
The Ireland captain was forced off against New Zealand last weekend but is available for the second Test.
# HIA
Johnny Sexton passes his latest head injury assessment test and is allowed play this Saturday
Sexton failed his initial HIA last Saturday but has subsequently passed two exams and is thereby free to play in Dunedin against the All Blacks.
# Stand down
England flanker Tom Curry returns home from Australia series due to concussion
The Sale player suffered the injury in England’s series opener defeat to Australia.
# HIA
Sexton not yet ruled out of Ireland's second Test against the All Blacks
The captain was forced off in the first half of today’s first Test.
# HIA
Healy and O'Brien doubts for Champions Cup semi-final after head injuries
Both Leinster players were forced off for Head Injury Assessments last weekend.
# HIA
Wales prop Francis should have been replaced after head injury: Six Nations panel
Welsh forward Francis was injured in the first half of Wales’ Six Nations defeat at Twickenham
# Concussion
Ryan's latest head injury the big concern as Ireland consider changes to XV
The second row has been sidelined by blows to the head on several occasions recently.
All time
# Injury Update
Williams on track to return from head injury for Lions' first Test
The Irish contingent are all fit and available to face the Springboks.
# head injury
Sexton sidelined but Leinster set for boost of returning players against Munster
The 35-year-old suffered a head injury against Exeter two weekends ago.
# HIA
Farrell 'really proud' of Ireland but Ryan emerges as injury doubt for England clash
The Ireland boss said Johnny Sexton was cramping before his late winning penalty.
# Brain Injury
Rugby's biggest problem rears it head as ex-players consider legal action
Ex-England hooker Steve Thompson has been diagnosed with early onset dementia and probable CTE.
# HIA
'I'm thankful. People have gotten badly hurt and ended up with lifelong repercussions of concussion'
Ireland hooker Cliodhna Moloney details her recent HIA return, reflects on the Six Nations so far and looks to England.
# HIA
Biggar out for Uruguay game and will require further assessment after another head injury
The out-half previously suffered a blow to the head against Australia.
# Recovered
'I got a bit of a scare' - Murray on injury worry during 'embarrassing' defeat to England
The Munster scrum-half was back in full training on Monday and yesterday.
# head injury
Ireland expect Johnny Sexton to 'bounce back quickly' after failing HIA
The experienced out-half was replaced by Joey Carbery in the first half of the win over Scotland.
# Concussion
French use of 'HIA' replacements under extra scrutiny with second stage of review
The Six Nations has stepped up the investigation into the classification of France’s replacements on Saturday.
# head games
France's use of HIA protocol under review after 'a number of incidents' in Paris
Six Nations organisers have released a statement.
# Take time out
Now rugby players will have to stay off the pitch for 10 minutes to undergo head injury assessment
The new ruling wll be enforced from 26 August.
# Protocol
Munster's medical team cleared following investigation into Conor Murray head injury
World Rugby Head Injury Assessment protocol was correctly followed in Glasgow game, says EPCR.
# HIA
Sexton cleared to face Castres as Leinster clarify Friday's HIA procedure
The out-half has passed all the required tests and is fit to face the Top 14 this weekend.
# HIA
Munster set to face Untoward Incident Review after Murray's suspected head injury
The scrum-half was involved in a heavy tackle on Glasgow’s Tim Swinson.
# slap on the wrist
World Rugby 'disappointed' with handling of George North head injury but no sanction for Northampton
World Rugby says the club failed to manage the injury properly.
# head games
'I began vomiting. I was still allowed back on the field' - Jamie Cudmore's frightening concussion story
“It’s nice to say that we want to protect players but we’ve really got to put some action behind those words.”
# head injury
Northampton admit that George North 'probably was' concussed last weekend
The Premiership club are waiting to learn whether they will be punished for their treatment of the incident.
# HIA
'He needs to make sure that he’s 100%. Not just for the short-term' - Gatland
The Lions head coach says rugby is secondary to Northampton wing George North’s health.
# HIA
George North likely to miss Leinster clash as he undergoes head injury assessment
The 24-year-old was injured on Saturday.
# duty of care
Leinster Schools Committee will hold investigation into concussion call row
Gary Glennon was the target of an irate Gonzaga backroom team member after the ref called for a player to be replaced due to suspected concussion.
# Concussion
Leinster face injury headaches with short turnaround for huge Bath clash
Three of the province’s players suffered head injuries against Wasps.
# Injury Update
Sexton's hamstring only 'minor' as O'Brien and Payne suffer concussion
Both concussed players have begun their return-to-play protocols.
# down down down
Almost 50,000 people dropped their health insurance in the last year
The number of people with cover has been reducing year on year since the end of 2008.
# Health Insurance
Numbers with private health insurance fall by 64,000 in 2012
Just under 2.1 million were covered by private policies at the end of 2012, a fall of nearly 3 per cent over the year.
# Competition
New health insurer to create jobs and competition
GloHealth is Ireland’s fourth health insurer.