I found this article about Ben Robinson pretty upsetting
Those of us that have played or watched have no doubt seen or been concussed ourselves. Having played rugby from micro level through to mid twenties until several knee injuries finally stopped me I'm pretty embarrassed (ashamed?) to say that taking a hit and playing on was seen as a badge of honour almost, a sign of a tough player, something to talk about on the bus or bar afterwards.
I don't have any children but have many friends who played rugby who have said they would be very reluctant to let their kids take the field as the game has become harder, faster with players becoming bigger and te collisions bigger even at age group level. If rugby doesn't get hold of this issue fast then will the grassroots of the game suffer from lack participation? I'm not sure id be happy if my 14 year old kid came with a strength and conditioning programme, is this due to the professional game alone or would have it developed to this without professionalism?