Huge Controversy In England As Irish Back-Row Knocked Unconscious Yet Plays On
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Leicester Tigers could be in big trouble.
Northampton got their Premiership season back on track this evening after last week’s humiliation at the hands of Saracens.
The Saints recorded a 24-11 win over rivals Leicester, who are still looking for their first win of the season after defeat to Bath in the opening round.
The huge talking point however, was not the result, but rather how the Tigers dealt with an incident involving former Leinster back-row Dominic Ryan. The Irishman was seemingly knocked unconscious after making a tackle, but was not removed from the field for a HIA.
Just seconds after getting back to his feet Ryan found himself being thrown into a lineout. After the game Tigers coach Geordan Murphy said Ryan is doing fine and did not need a HIA. We reckon we haven’t heard the last of this.
Dominic Ryan has to go off for a HIA there. Surely the TMO could've seen it and ordered it. Tigers should get in trouble for that #NORvLEI
— Luke Clancy (@ClancySJ) September 9, 2017
Can't believe Ryan wasn't taken off for HIA after appearing to be knocked out making tackle. Next minute he's being shoved into a lineout…
— Chris Foy (@FoyChris) September 9, 2017
Rugby's player welfare is again questionable. Ryan should have been sent for a HIA. The sport needs to stop shooting itself in the foot.
— Neil Fissler (@neilfissler) September 9, 2017
Ryan should be off for a HIA. You can see he looks confused. Where's the duty of care? #keepthemsafe
— Michelle Clift (@MostSplendidCo) September 9, 2017
Meanwhile at Franklin's Gardens, little doubt Tigers' Dominic Ryan was out cold in touch post-tackle – but no sign of HIA removal #NORvLEI
— RugbyUnplugged.com (@RugbyUnplugged) September 9, 2017
They need to get Dominic Ryan off the pitch now. An incident like that, with suspected LOC, can't go unnoticed.
— Alex Shaw (@alexshawsport) September 9, 2017
— Will Kelleher (@willgkelleher) September 9, 2017