16th October 03:37 AM
It is time to get serious about protecting players' heads - McKellar
By Naveel Krishant
Monday 16/04/2018
David Pocock

Brumbies coach Dan McKellar is unhappy with the rough treatment his star flanker David Pocock received from the Highlanders and says it is time to get serious about protecting players' heads.

Pocock has wasted no time in destroying opposition sides at the breakdown in his comeback from a knee injury but his impact has come at a cost.

He looked to be in serious discomfort after he was grabbed around the neck and twisted awkwardly in Highlander Elliot Dixon's attempt to remove the star Brumby from his position over the ball.

McKellar says officials have to take control for fear of a serious injury after the incident barely prompted a response from the referee.

The Brumbies lost the match 43-17.

Meanwhile looking at this week’s fixtures, the Blues will face the Highlanders at 7.35pm Friday and the Waratahs will meet the Lions at 9.45pm.

On Saturday, the Crusaders take on the Sunwolves at 7.35pm, the Reds will take on the Chiefs at 9.45pm  while on Sunday the Bulls meet the Rebels at 1.05am, the Sharks face the Stormers at 3.15am, and the Brumbies will take on the Jaguares at 6.05pm.

[Source: stuff.co]

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