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Rugby: the Irish coach counts on Sexton, victim of a concussion on Saturday, for the 2nd test against the All Blacks

2022-07-03T10:46:14.276Z

The captain of the XV of Clover was forced to leave the field on Saturday, struck by an impact. His forfeit seemed inevitable but Andy Farrell says he hopes to line him up for the rematch next Saturday...



Another concussion.

Saturday, during the first test of the summer tour between New Zealand and Ireland, the captain of the XV of Clover was once again forced to leave his partners due to concussion protocol.

Half an hour into the game, Jonathan Sexton was indeed stunned on a big charge from New Zealand third-line Sam Cane.

According to the brand new World Rugby regulations (applicable since July 1), the Leinster opener will not be able to play the second test against the All Blacks next Saturday in Dunedin.

No concussed player can resume before the 7th day after the injury.

His return will have to be approved by an independent concussion consultant, the international federation said in its statement.

Players, including those with a history of concussion or who have been removed from a game with obvious symptoms of concussion, will be restricted from playing for a minimum of 12 days.

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I hope Johnny will pass the HIA 3 in the middle of the week.

If so, then the concussion is not confirmed.

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Andy Farrel

Sexton's case therefore seemed settled.

Except that Ireland coach Andy Farrell cast doubt at a press conference, saying he still had hopes of fielding his 36-year-old captain.

However, he failed the evaluation to return to the field.

But, according to Farrell, his captain passed the second check after the match (

HIA test, Evaluation de Blessure à la Tête en français, NDLR

).

Johnny is fine.

He is in a good mood.

He passed his HIA 2. He is in good shape.

I hope that the HIA 3 will be successful in the middle of the week.

If so, then the concussion is not confirmed.

“Which would mean, according to him, that Sexton will be available for the second of three Test matches…

Andy Farrell has also claimed that Sexton would not have been forced out due to concussion.

They tested it and deemed it unfit to continue because there are all kinds of tests going on.

You can stumble in your cleats, you know, and not continue

, “dared to justify the English coach of Ireland.

Who is counting on his strategist to … raise his head after a heavy initial defeat (42-19).

Source: lefigaro

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