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A LOOK AT CONCUSSION
Let’s take a look at concussion, AKA mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI). The brain is made of soft tissue, which is cushioned by spinal fluid and encased in the protective shell of the skull. When you sustain a concussion, the impact can shake your brain, literally causing it to move around, impacting the inside of your skull. The trauma is suffered by the brain itself, and can be suffered without direct trauma to the head.
Elf & Safety in Rugby
The game, we are told, is constantly looking for ways to improve player safety. No rucking of players on the floor; no contact to the head; constant tinkering with the scrum laws.
Premiership Teams 2018 Squads
This is my interpretation of the pecking order and squad balance for each team in pictorial form and inevitably will be full of errors as I relied on wiki, and my knowledge of other teams squad.
Premiership Rugby Finances
There is much discussion of the state of premiership rugby finance. Here is a table of the premiership clubs accounts made up to 30th June 2017. The salary cap was £6.5m in that period.
Everybody Has a Story: Summer Articles Required
It will soon be time for P G Tips to take his annual break from writing COML articles. The site depends on articles to keep it open (note that Wasps were off air for a week), so we are looking for volunteers to deputise for PG during July and the first two weeks of August. Topics can be of the author’s fancy – as long as they are rugby related. Serious or comic, fantastical or contentious (within rules and usual civility), long or short. So- who would like to have a go?
Some months ago we made this submission to the Club for consideration of the developers. The next meeting of the Steering Group is July when more will be revealed of the design before the planning application.
Not at The Party: Premiership Playoffs
Once again Bath find themselves with their nose to the window looking in on the party celebrations. For the third year running Bath miss out on the playoffs and this time were fortunate to make Top Six. Meanwhile the “usual suspects” plus one surprise package will contest the Premiership Crown – the Semi Finals this weekend and the Twickenham Final at the end of May. Who look like winners, who do we want to win and what can Bath learn?
Bath Squad 2018/19 updated 6-08-2018
Please advise of any errors or omissions.
A CURATE”S EGG: 2018 SEASON REVIEW
Phew! Bath’s season ended with a bang in the sunshine, two late victories securing Champions Cup qualification. Reflecting on the season I am reminded of the famed Punch cartoon, ‘The Curate’s Egg’: Bishop: "I'm afraid you've got a bad egg, Mr Jones"; Curate: "Oh, no, my Lord, I assure you that parts of it are excellent!" So, do we see the 2018 season as tasty and satisfying, merely palatable or a complete stinker? Perhaps, like the egg, somewhat of a mess, but not all bad? Let’s see.
Delight or Despair? Bath v London Irish
Bath will be full of hope when they host already relegated London Irish on Saturday. Their six try win at Kingsholm last weekend has restored hope that had been in short supply and vanishing rapidly since Christmas. Now a bonus point victory and some other results going conveniently Bath’s way could see the Blue Black and White sneak a highly fortunate European Champions Cup qualification at the eleventh hour. So will full time on Saturday bring delight or despair?