Player welfare - does more need to be done?

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Player welfare - does more need to be done?

Postby riocard911 » May 5th, 2016, 9:03 pm

Fascinating interview on the subject of player welfare in today's Grauniad with Alex Corbisiero. Worth reading:

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/m ... land-lions
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Re: Player welfare - does more need to be done?

Postby Ruckedtobits » May 6th, 2016, 8:22 am

Read this and think about Cian H. Corbishero is making the smart choice and is the Prop who most closely resembles Cian in exposive strength and technical power. The article makes very clear the length of recovery needed.
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Re: Player welfare - does more need to be done?

Postby riocard911 » May 6th, 2016, 9:53 am

Ruckedtobits wrote:Read this and think about Cian H. Corbishero is making the smart choice and is the Prop who most closely resembles Cian in exposive strength and technical power. The article makes very clear the length of recovery needed.


That was exactly who sprang to mind, when I read it. SO'B too though...
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Re: Player welfare - does more need to be done?

Postby riocard911 » May 8th, 2016, 1:29 am

I see Gavin Cummiskey picked up on the Corbisiero interview and put the questions it raised in the Leinster context to Leo Cullen: http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/w ... -1.2638508
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Re: Player welfare - does more need to be done?

Postby ronk » May 9th, 2016, 10:35 pm

Corbisero credits the Player Union in the NFL for blocking contact, but part is also coming from data and owners understanding that moderation is good for the game.

Preserving careers is worth more than a few games. Corbisero missed 5 months returning too soon from a knee injury. Smart teams can get more from players if they look after them. This has been something the IRFU have been reasonably strong with, but could go further with and will benefit from.


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