Paul Kent, NRL concussion, HIA, Penrith Panthers v Melbourne Storm, Jarome Luai, Christian Welch, Brandon Smith

Paul Kent has urged the NRL to crackdown on groups rorting the HIA interchange guidelines which have seen golf equipment search to make use of their concussion assessments strategically.

Melbourne’s conflict with Penrith was marred by HIAs with Christian Welch and Brandon Smith being dominated out of the sport.

The incident involving Welch was significantly alarming.

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The coach stopped the sport two minutes in with the Panthers on the assault.

Welch was allowed to stay on the sector for an additional six minutes.

Pangai Jr. GOES for Welch after attempt | 00:48

“He confirmed indicators of concussion and below the NRL protocol of concussions it’s an instantaneous alternative,” Kent mentioned on NRL360 on Fox League.

“I don’t know what occurred, however I believe he stayed on and the physician acquired concerned which is why there’s a six-minute lag.

“The concussion protocols are too closely influenced by how they interchange their forwards.

“A center ahead like Christian Welch getting hit early within the recreation – it’s unhealthy to your rotation.

Brandon Smith and Christian Welch of the StormSupply: Getty Photos

“You need him to remain on, they get one other six minutes out of him. Your backbone, your wingers, fullback, you don’t need them going off.

“The opposite manner it’s getting rorted is that they’ll have 15 or 16 interchanges a recreation as a result of 20, 25 minutes into the sport and a center ahead will get a dodgy shot and off he goes.

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“Brandon Smith busted his shoulder and went off for a HIA. The shoulder was gone, clearly he couldn’t return on and he failed his HIA. It was a shoulder damage, come on.”

Kent made reference to the actual fact Panthers playmaker Jarome Luai was despatched for a HIA in the identical recreation however returned.

Jarome Luai was allowed to play on regardless of claiming he blacked outSupply: Getty Photos

That’s regardless of the actual fact Luai complained within the media of “blacking out” after the pinnacle knock.

“The very fact is that it’s all pushed across the interchange and conserving your middles on, they faux a HIA, they go off, move it in two minutes,” Kent mentioned.

“The sport must get on prime of it for the integrity of the sport. However the integrity of the sport doesn’t appear to matter anymore.

“He shouldn’t have been allowed to return on. He has since backtracked on his feedback, clearly somebody has acquired to him. Some groups are sitting there and they’re all the way down to an eight-man interchange, however they’re having 15 or 16 interchange to get an additional HIA.”

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