Why no HIA

Camquin

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In today's (20th Feb) Falcons v Exeter match, there was a red card for direct contact to the head with force.
Yet the injured player was not sent for a HIA. Surely this must be automatic in this case?
There must be possible concussion, or what was the card for.
 

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Difference between head contact frameworks and the independent doctor review process - have to admit it would make sense to the layman
 

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Difference between head contact frameworks and the independent doctor review process - have to admit it would make sense to the layman
I think it should make sense to the average referee alao!
 

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There must be possible concussion, or what was the card for.
High degree of reckless danger, not necessarily high impact.
 

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High degree of reckless danger, not necessarily high impact.
Without seeing the incident, surely regardless of recklessness, if the contact was " direct contact to the head with force" there should be sufficient reason for a HIA, otherwise the "with force" seems to be redundant. Surely being smacked in the head with force is sufficient for an automatic head check in these days of near hyperventilation from the blazers around high contact.
 

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Without seeing the incident, surely regardless of recklessness, if the contact was " direct contact to the head with force" there should be sufficient reason for a HIA, otherwise the "with force" seems to be redundant. Surely being smacked in the head with force is sufficient for an automatic head check in these days of near hyperventilation from the blazers around high contact.
In both of the Italy England incidents (6N and U20 6N) it seems like we now have a pre-HIA Assessment process - an HIAA perhaps, a process that is gone through to assess whether .... an assessment is needed.
 
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