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Mar 27, 2015

Ten-minute cooler is key concussion advance

LONDON (Reuters) – For all the scientific advances and extensive research projects it seems the greatest development in the recognition and treatment of concussion in rugby has been the ability to spend 10 minutes with a dazed player in a quiet room.

“Creating the opportunity for players to be taken off to an appropriate quiet environment for assessment has been one of the major changes,” Simon Kemp, the Rugby Football Union’s head of sport’s medicine, told Reuters in an interview.

Mar 27, 2015

Rugby-Ten-minute cooler is key concussion advance

LONDON, March 27 (Reuters) – For all the scientific advances and extensive research projects it seems the greatest development in the recognition and treatment of concussion in rugby has been the ability to spend 10 minutes with a dazed player in a quiet room.

“Creating the opportunity for players to be taken off to an appropriate quiet environment for assessment has been one of the major changes,” Simon Kemp, the Rugby Football Union’s head of sport’s medicine, told Reuters in an interview.

Mar 22, 2015

England’s lessons from crazy day will be invaluable – Farrell

LONDON (Reuters) – England’s young team will be go into the World Cup case-hardened by the experience of Saturday’s extraordinary Six Nations victory over France that felt like a devastating defeat, according to assistant coach Andy Farrell.

Despite roaring back from a 15-7 deficit and scoring seven tries to win 55-35 — their highest-ever score against the French — England were left distraught to come up six points short of the title, finishing second for the fourth year in a row as Ireland retained the crown.

Mar 22, 2015

Rugby-England’s lessons from crazy day will be invaluable – Farrell

LONDON, March 22 (Reuters) – England’s young team will be go into the World Cup case-hardened by the experience of Saturday’s extraordinary Six Nations victory over France that felt like a devastating defeat, according to assistant coach Andy Farrell.

Despite roaring back from a 15-7 deficit and scoring seven tries to win 55-35 — their highest-ever score against the French — England were left distraught to come up six points short of the title, finishing second for the fourth year in a row as Ireland retained the crown.

Mar 21, 2015

France finally spark but leak tries to finish fourth again

LONDON (Reuters) – France coach Philippe Saint-Andre cut a frustrated figure after his team finished in the bottom half of the Six Nations standings on Saturday for the fourth year in a row.

A 55-35 defeat by England at Twickenham was the third of another wretched campaign in which they also lost to Wales and Ireland to finish fourth.

Mar 21, 2015

Rugby-France finally spark but leak tries to finish fourth again

LONDON, March 21 (Reuters) – France coach Philippe Saint-Andre cut a frustrated figure after his team finished in the bottom half of the Six Nations standings on Saturday for the fourth year in a row.

A 55-35 defeat by England at Twickenham was the third of another wretched campaign in which they also lost to Wales and Ireland to finish fourth.

Mar 21, 2015

Lancaster proud but disappointed by huge win

LONDON (Reuters) – Stuart Lancaster, like most of the 82,000 Twickenham crowd, was torn between admiration and desolation after watching England score seven tries and record 55 points against France but also concede 35 to ruin their Six Nations title hopes.

Needing to win by 26 points to overhaul Ireland in the third game of a Six Nations finale that more than lived up to its “Super Saturday” billing, England won by 20, not quite enough but still a remarkable victory that left them second for the fourth successive season.

Mar 21, 2015

Rugby-Lancaster proud but disappointed by huge win

LONDON, March 21 (Reuters) – Stuart Lancaster, like most of the 82,000 Twickenham crowd, was torn between admiration and desolation after watching England score seven tries and record 55 points against France but also concede 35 to ruin their Six Nations title hopes.

Needing to win by 26 points to overhaul Ireland in the third game of a Six Nations finale that more than lived up to its “Super Saturday” billing, England won by 20, not quite enough but still a remarkable victory that left them second for the fourth successive season.

Mar 21, 2015

Rugby-England agony as they hammer France but miss out on title

LONDON, March 21 (Reuters) – England won an extraordinary battle but agonisingly lost the war as they beat France by a record 55-35 in an extraodrinary Six Nations finale on Saturday but came up short of the 26-point victory they needed to deny Ireland a second successive title.

After 80 unforgettable minutes, England were hammering the French line in search of one more converted try that would have given them the championship but could not quite complete the job in one of the most remarkable tests ever seen at Twickenham.

Mar 21, 2015

England hammer France but miss out on title

LONDON (Reuters) – England won an extraordinary battle but agonisingly lost the war as they beat France by a record 55-35 score in a 12-try Six Nations finale on Saturday but came up short of the 26-point victory they needed to deny Ireland a second successive title.

England’s hopes of a first Six nations title since 2011 were rocked in a five-minute spell in the first half when France scored two tries by Sebastien Tillous-Bord and Noa Nakaitaci to turn a 7-3 deficit into a 15-7 lead after Ben Youngs had crossed for a try after two minutes.

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      "I'm the head of UK sports reporting, based in London. I've been on the Reuters sports desk since 1997 and cover mainly football, rugby, athletics, golf, cycling and cricket."
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