THE NRL has ramped up its efforts into tackling concussion by teaming up with Harvard for a new study described as one of the biggest of its kind in the world.
The governing body announced on Tuesday it will provide an initial grant of $250,000 for the Retired Professional Rugby League Players Brain Healthy Study.
The funding is expected to significantly increase the sample size for researchers and comes after 18 months of collaboration with the University of Newcastle.
NRL boss Todd Greenberg heralded the decision that will tip the game’s investment into the area of concussion past $1 million next season. “This research will give experts better insight than ever,” he said.