Tackling knock-on effects of concussion – can we make rugby safer?

July 15, 2021

University of Canterbury researchers are tackling the knock-on effects of playing rugby by engineering a better way to protect young players’ brains from concussion.

Concussion is a recognised problem in contact sports like rugby. Researchers at the University of Canterbury are testing new forms of headgear especially targeted at helping young rugby players.

Spearheading the research is Sports Science Professor Nick Draper of UC’s College of Education, Health and Human Development. He will be giving a free UC Connect public talk on 14 July about this research and the prototype headgear.

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