Saliva test a ‘game-changer’ in rugby’s fight against concussion

LONDON: A new “game-changing” saliva test could provide quicker and more accurate treatment of concussion in rugby union, according to a study published on Tuesday. Concussion has become a major concern within the contact sport as fears grow about the impact of its increasing ferocity on elite-level players. Former England international Dan Scarbrough, diagnosed with early onset dementia, said Monday he had joined a case involving 2003 World Cup-winner Steve Thompson. They allege several rugby authorities, including World Rugby, the sport’s global governing body, failed to protect players from…

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