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North would be told to retire if he was an amateur – doctor

Northampton Saints wing George North would be told not to play rugby again were he an amateur, says a former World Rugby medical adviser. On Wednesday, a review panel ruled the club would not be punished despite finding North should not have played on after a head knock against Leicester. It was the fifth blow to the head the Wales winger, 24, has had in two years. “As an amateur you would say there is no way you must play again,” Dr Barry O’Driscoll told BBC Radio Wales. “As a…

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