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Do Helmets or scrum caps prevent head-related injuries in rugby?

RUGBY-AVR.jpgHigh-profile hockey and football injuries have sparked a lot of discussion about concussions and head-related injuries. Last week, that attention turned to rugby. A 17-year old Ottawa student, Rowan Stringer, captain of her high school rugby team, died. She had hit her head hard during a game, and later fell unconscious.

Her parents say that she had suffered previous blows to the head shortly before her last game, which led some health care professionals to question whether that contributed to the severity of her injuries. Quebec AM's Allison Van Rassel went to the Plains of Abraham to catch up with the St-Patrick's High School girls rugby team during practice.

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