On January 1, in a rugby game against Connacht, Jonathan Sexton, the Leinster out-half, was tackled with the ball in his hands and walloped his head on the turf. No head injury assessment was carried out on the field, despite referee George Clancy asking the medical team if Sexton needed one. He played on for another 40 minutes before going off with what Leinster later said was a knee injury.
And then on January 23, against London...
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