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Johnny Sexton's Irish choice raises concerns for safety activists

Safety activists check for rugby head injuries afterJohnny Sextonis selected for Irish's second test againstNew ZealandWarned that it was "exposed".

Talismanic Flyhalf Sexton failed to evaluate on the pitch in his first test defeat of 42-19 by All Blacks last weekend and did not return off the field.

Irelandconfirmed earlier this week that Sexton passed the late stages of the Head Injury Assessment (HIA) process, but a 36-year-old child was in Dannyden on Saturday. Can be used for the second test of. ..

Sexton was officially nominated in the Irish starting lineup on Thursday in a move to express his concerns to the safety campaign group Progressive Bragby.

"The elite player who failed in the gameHIA1showed a cognitive dysfunction that, by definition, needed to be removed," said a Progressive Bragby spokesman.

"In our view, this is sufficient evidence to pay close attention to both short-term and long-term health, regardless of subsequent testing.

"There is evidence that players with a history of brain damage are at increased risk of further tremors and other damage, so this attention needs to be further strengthened.

" Unfortunately, HIA Published. Last week, the process again failed to diagnose a clear and overt brain injury (Jeremy Ruffman), but three days later it is said to have identified a phantom injury (Sexton)


"In fact, there are no expert tests left to prove that the brain has healed and there is no risk of further damage, so if player welfare is really the top priority of the game, then the only option Must be careful, otherwise the new elite protocol will fail its primary purpose. "

Sexton will turn 37 next week with head knocks throughout his career. I have been fighting the recognition around it.

Leinster's playmaker slipped in the first test and hit Sam Cane's foot in New Zealand, eliminating him from the Eden Park clash.

Irish bossAndyFarrellconfirms that Sexton has gone through a later stage in the HIA process, and on Tuesday assistant coach Mike Catt "good" an experienced external half. I declared.

We asked the Governing Body World Rugby for comment, but Ireland and Sexton are confident that all protocols are fully adhered to.

Irish boss Farrell made only one change in the second All Blacks Test, using Mack Hansen instead of Keith Earls on the wings.

Farrell claimed that the player was worthy of redemption despite the big defeat at the series opening in Auckland last weekend.

“Choices have a lot of implications, and players may not meet their own criteria,” Farrell said.

"It's a little because I sometimes miss the opportunity to not give people the opportunity to fix it.

" Probably because it had a positive effect on the bench etc. Some people are unlucky not to get started. They understand that.

They know the access they gave to All Blacks and know they can't

Andy Farrell

"This is obviously a simple week And many young people have the opportunity to go again. "

New Zealand challenged Ireland three times six times at Eden Park last weekend. Farrell was well aware that tourists had to strengthen their defenses.

However, the former Dual Code International also claimed that Ireland "knows the answer" to the All Blacks question.

"Honestly, the young people are in a good place. Obviously now, on Thursday before the test match, they would expect," Farrell said.

"But even at the beginning of the week, when you don't know the answer, a little question arises-but they know the answer, they know the bit needed to get it right.

"They know the access rights they have given to All Blacks, but they know they can't.

" They then post their own I know directly behind him.

"I'm a little excited now that I have some things to fix."