Ireland-Australia. Nick White cleared to play again despite shock: World Rugby launches investigation

Wallabies scrum-half Nick White was not a substitute after suffering a concussion against Ireland. (©Icon Sport)

In France, application of concussion protocol during matches has been tightened in recent seasons, with less than 10% of concussed players remaining on the field, compared to 30% in 2017, according to FFR-LNR figures. The group. But it is far from everywhere abroad. Recent international test competitions have been the scene of several incidents showing that the HIA test (neurological assessment at the edge of the field) is inappropriate and sometimes misused.

As is the case with the Australian Nick WhiteDespite the concussion symptoms, play has been cleared to resume this Saturday, November 19 Lost in Ireland (13-10). After being violently shaken by a two-man tackle from Mack Hansen and Josh van der Flier, the former Montpellier scrum-half was stunned for a long time before leaving the field to be checked for a concussion. Except he was back on the field 10 minutes later, prompting an angry response from concussion lobby group Progressive Rugby. World Rugby took up the case The Irish Times.

World Rugby is “examining the situation”

The world body explained that it was “continuing to look into the circumstances” of the controversial events in Dublin, which allowed Nick White to return to the field despite obvious signs of brain damage, which left him staggering on the pitch. It is later claimed that crucial footage of a groggy Nick White was missed as the independent match doctor and Australian medical team were busy reviewing the initial tackle. Although the Wallabies scrum-half has since shown no signs of concussion, he has been rested for 12 days and will miss the Wallabies’ final autumn Test against Wales (Sat Nov 26, 4:15pm).

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This story resonates Incident involving Welsh prop Thomas Francis, suffered a major shock against England in the last 6 Nations but Holder faces France’s XV next weekend. A subsequent investigation found it “should have been removed from the game immediately and permanently” and made several recommendations to prevent similar mistakes from happening in the future.

A lot of cracks between the Wallabies

In addition to Nick White’s unavailability, the Wallabies ruffled plenty of feathers against Clover’s XV on Saturday November 19, with Dave Porecki (compression), Taniela Tupou (Achilles tendon), Hunter Paizami (knee) and Rob Vallatini (knee) all out. ankle) and Andrew Kellaway (toe) were also injured. With the final match against the Welsh out of the World Rugby international window, Will Skelton (La Rochelle) and Bernard Foley (Kubota Spears, Japan) have returned to their respective clubs.

The most worrying case is right-back Taniela Tupou, who will be out for between nine and 12 months after rupturing his Achilles tendon on the Aviva Stadium lawn. With Australia’s first group match for the 2023 World Cup in 10 months’ time, against Georgia (September 9, 2023), the Reds star is in a race against time to secure a place at the World Cup in France.

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