Concussion in the news


Jordan Kemp. Photo: FACEBOOK

More rugby concussion claims

The Accident Compensation Corporation says there has been an increase in the number of rugby and rugby league related concussion injuries for 15 to 19-year-olds.

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Shontayne Hape. Photo / AP

My battle with concussion

Shontayne Hape played international league for the Kiwis and international rugby for England – until repeated head injuries ended his career and threatened his future health.

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Shontayne Hape says there is a huge amount of pressure to play through injury. Photo / AP

Star’s courageous brain-injury battle

Kiwis and England star Shontayne Hape has been forced into retirement and left fearing for his mental health after suffering repetitive head trauma.

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