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SIX NATIONS bosses have announced a review into “a number of incidents” relating to head injuries in Ireland’s 15-13 win over France in Paris on Saturday.
France half-backs Matthieu Jalibert and Antoine Dupont both suffered knee injuries but were also sent for head checks.
France boss Jacques Brunel insisted this was ordered by the independent doctor at the Stade de France match.
Replacement scrum-half Dupont’s departure allowed starting No 9 Maxime Machenaud to return to the field.
Former Ireland skipper Brian O’Driscoll was among those who questioned the fairness of the decisions.
O’Driscoll called it a “disgrace,” suggesting that it was a tactical decision to give France a boost.
Speaking to reporters after the match, France boss Brunel insisted Les Bleus had no control over either Dupont or Jalibert being removed for head injury checks.
“They were collisions, but the head injury protocol was decided by the independent doctor. It wasn’t our decision.”
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