NRL Confirms 'Brain Bunker' for 2019

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NRL Confirms 'Brain Bunker' for 2019

Post by TheDaBoss » Sun 16 Dec, 2018 2:24 pm

NRL confirms ‘Brain Bunker’ for 2019
The NRL will introduce ‘Brain Bunkers’ for the 2019 season in a move to help monitor concussions more effectively.

The concussion spotters will be used in every game to assist doctors in spotting for possible head knocks and to ensure players receive adequate treatment thereafter.

After trialing a range of techniques last season in a bid to reduce concussions, bunkers were seen as the most successful method to determine whether a player needed to exit a game to have a Head Injury Assessment (HIA).

Increasing the protection of players with concussions will legally help the NRL protect itself against retired players who take legal action against the league.

NRL Head of Football Graham Annesley said doctors would still be used on the boundary to assess potential HIAs.

“They are at the ground and in the best position to make a medical decision,” he told the Daily Telegraph.

“But player welfare is always our priority and anything which helps identify potential head knocks is positive for the game.”

Annesley was confident that the combination of doctors at the ground and bunkers would put the NRL at the forefront of all sporting codes in monitoring concussions and protecting player’s health.
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Post by Spud Murphy » Sun 16 Dec, 2018 5:08 pm

Oh for a minute there I thought they were going to let someone with an actual brain operate the bunker next season!

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Post by innsaneink » Sun 16 Dec, 2018 5:49 pm

An in depth article...chock full of details and facts

Ive seen some garbage articles but this takes the cake...not worth wasting more time on than i already have

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Post by Red88 Tiger » Sun 16 Dec, 2018 5:54 pm

I always think of the gf when this is a topic of discussion.
Would Sam burgess have been taken off when souths won or would they turn a blind eye

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Post by Demps » Sun 16 Dec, 2018 6:16 pm

Wonder if they can use it off field for all the gronks who keep committing crimes and acts of violence.
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Post by happy tiger » Sun 16 Dec, 2018 6:36 pm

innsaneink wrote:
Sun 16 Dec, 2018 5:49 pm
An in depth article...chock full of details and facts

Ive seen some garbage articles but this takes the cake...not worth wasting more time on than i already have
Brain Bunker ......is that were all the officials share one brain and get decisions wrong and find another way to contrive results

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Post by jadtiger » Sun 16 Dec, 2018 7:01 pm

Its actually a brilliant plan designed to get a someone decent to run the NRL.The most concussed player after each weeks games gets to do Todds job the next week.Win win win you protect a player from brain damage for a week and Todd can do an audit of the office crayons

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Post by tig_prmz » Sun 16 Dec, 2018 8:03 pm

i've been calling for independent doctors for ages

good decision. need to take bias and subjectiveness out of decisions like these
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Post by bathursttiger » Sun 16 Dec, 2018 9:31 pm

Are they looking for Todd Greenburg's they have a huge job ahead of them.

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Post by Tiger Steve » Sun 16 Dec, 2018 10:32 pm

Have to play NRL games on a golf course soon as there’s that many friggin bunkers!
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Post by happy tiger » Sun 16 Dec, 2018 10:42 pm

Tiger Steve wrote:
Sun 16 Dec, 2018 10:32 pm
Have to play NRL games on a golf course soon as there’s that many friggin bunkers!
LOL at times there was so much sand at Campbelltown , you thought you might be able to dig up some pippis

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Post by Tiger Steve » Sun 16 Dec, 2018 10:46 pm

happy tiger wrote:
Sun 16 Dec, 2018 10:42 pm
Tiger Steve wrote:
Sun 16 Dec, 2018 10:32 pm
Have to play NRL games on a golf course soon as there’s that many friggin bunkers!
LOL at times there was so much sand at Campbelltown , you thought you might be able to dig up some pippis
I’m picturing a cartoon:
Commentator says, “let’s cross to the NRL Brain Bunker.” Next shot is of Todd Greenberg staring at an empty cupboard saying, “no brains here!”
“Peanuts! Get ya peanuts - in the shell or sugar coated!” Leichhardt memories.

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Post by happy tiger » Sun 16 Dec, 2018 10:50 pm

Tiger Steve wrote:
Sun 16 Dec, 2018 10:46 pm
happy tiger wrote:
Sun 16 Dec, 2018 10:42 pm
Tiger Steve wrote:
Sun 16 Dec, 2018 10:32 pm
Have to play NRL games on a golf course soon as there’s that many friggin bunkers!
LOL at times there was so much sand at Campbelltown , you thought you might be able to dig up some pippis
I’m picturing a cartoon:
Commentator says, “let’s cross to the NRL Brain Bunker.” Next shot is of Todd Greenberg staring at an empty cupboard saying, “no brains here!”
He could just as easily be looking in a mirror

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Post by Tiger Steve » Sun 16 Dec, 2018 10:53 pm

happy tiger wrote:
Sun 16 Dec, 2018 10:50 pm
Tiger Steve wrote:
Sun 16 Dec, 2018 10:46 pm
happy tiger wrote:
Sun 16 Dec, 2018 10:42 pm
Tiger Steve wrote:
Sun 16 Dec, 2018 10:32 pm
Have to play NRL games on a golf course soon as there’s that many friggin bunkers!
LOL at times there was so much sand at Campbelltown , you thought you might be able to dig up some pippis
I’m picturing a cartoon:
Commentator says, “let’s cross to the NRL Brain Bunker.” Next shot is of Todd Greenberg staring at an empty cupboard saying, “no brains here!”
He could just as easily be looking in a mirror
Too true!
“Peanuts! Get ya peanuts - in the shell or sugar coated!” Leichhardt memories.

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Post by Geo. » Mon 17 Dec, 2018 4:54 am

happy tiger wrote:
Sun 16 Dec, 2018 6:36 pm
innsaneink wrote:
Sun 16 Dec, 2018 5:49 pm
An in depth article...chock full of details and facts

Ive seen some garbage articles but this takes the cake...not worth wasting more time on than i already have
Brain Bunker ......is that were all the officials share one brain and get decisions wrong and find another way to contrive results
I bet it's located in Queensland...
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Post by prattenparkchild » Mon 17 Dec, 2018 2:47 pm

Will this stop clubs taking advantage of the concussion rule? We saw a couple of glaring examples last season.

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Post by sheer64 » Mon 17 Dec, 2018 3:04 pm

Well this goes with the brainless one we had this year.
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Post by Harvey » Mon 17 Dec, 2018 4:39 pm

Is this where commissioners leave their brains while they preside over a limited term making stupid decisions and screwing the game?

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