Parental con­cern

Rugby World - - BOOTCAMP - Sarah Per­ris, Nantwich, Cheshire

I have twin daugh­ters who both play rugby. One plays at Premier 15s level and was re­cently the tar­get of a ‘dan­ger­ous tackle’.

The video footage is hor­ren­dous – my daugh­ter was knocked out cold.

The tack­ler was given a three-week ban, while my daugh­ter was out for a month. If the RFU is as se­ri­ous about head in­juries as they pur­port to be, how can they give such a mea­gre ban for an in­cred­i­bly dan­ger­ous tackle that re­sulted in a se­ri­ous in­jury?

Would it not make more sense for the player to be given the same amount of time out as the player has to take due to in­jury? It is not fair for the guilty party to be back out on the pitch be­fore the in­jured player.

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