The Irish coach is counting on Sexton, who suffered a concussion on Saturday, for the second Test against the All Blacks.

The Irish coach is counting on Sexton, who suffered a concussion on Saturday, for the second Test against the All Blacks.

The XV of Clover captain was forced to leave the field on Saturday after his collision. His forfeiture seemed inevitable but Andy Farrell says he hopes to line him up for next Saturday’s rematch…

Another concussion. On Saturday, during the first test of the summer tour between New Zealand and Ireland, the XV of Clover captain once again had to leave his partners due to concussion protocol. Half an hour into the match, Jonathan Sexton was already shocked by a big charge from New Zealand third streak Sam Kane.

In accordance with all-new World Rugby regulations (applicable since 1Verse July), the Leinster opener will not be able to take a second Test against the All Blacks, next Saturday in Dunedin. “A player with a concussion cannot resume before 7e a day after the injury. The International Federation said in its statement that his return must be approved by an independent concussion advisor. Players, including those with a history of concussion or who have been disqualified from a game showing obvious concussion symptoms, will be banned from playing for at least 12 days.»

I hope Johnny passes the HIA 3 exam in the middle of the week. If so, the concussion will not be confirmed. »

Andy Farrell

So the Sexton case seemed settled. Except that Ireland coach Andy Farrell questioned at a press conference, saying he was still hoping to name his 36-year-old captain. However, the evaluation failed to return to the field. But, according to Farrell, his captain passed his second post-match check (HIA Test, Head Injury Assessment in French, NDLR).

Johnny is fine. He is in a good mood. He has passed HIA 2. He is in good shape. I hope HIA 3 succeeds in the middle of the week. If so, the concussion will not be confirmed.“Which means, according to him, that Sexton will be available for the second of the three Test matches…

Andy Farrell also claimed that Sexton would not have been forced out due to a concussion. “They tested it and considered it inappropriate to continue because there are all kinds of tests going on. You can get stuck in your cleats, you know, and not carry on“He dared to justify the English coach to Ireland. Who’s he counting on his strategy…He raises his head after a heavy initial defeat (42-19).

READ  Sarah Baraten, Italian rugby icon: 'I don't earn anything to continue working in the gym'

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.