World Rugby CEO Alan Gilpin. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
World Rugby chief executive Alan Gilpin has said no external groups caused it to change its return to play protocols for concussions that were announced on Tuesday.
From 1 July, the majority of players diagnosed with concussion are set to miss their next match.
Players will only be able to return to the field seven days after a concussion with the approval of an independent doctor, with others having to wait for an increased minimum period of 12 days.
Former internationals, including England’s 2003 Rugby World
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