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    So with all of the issues surrounding head injuries and concussions and their affect on the players and potential recruitment for the sport, how is it that a top referee like CJ is allowed to trivialize the issue by saying "ding dong test" instead of "concussion test" during an internationally broadcast match (Eng vs Ire, 70:00). I would think that WR has a specific wording that referees are expected use and not make potential head injuries seem like a joke?

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    If he said that, it is bang out of order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pegleg View Post
    If he said that, it is bang out of order.
    I see what you did there.

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    Default Re: Ding Dong Test???

    Quote Originally Posted by chrismtl View Post
    how is it that a top referee like CJ is allowed to trivialize the issue by saying "ding dong test" instead of "concussion test" during an internationally broadcast match (Eng vs Ire, 70:00).
    http://www.bdlive.co.za/sport/rugby/...er-concussions

    I'm not sure I see it as trivialising as the phrase "ding dong test" appears to have some currency & history at least in South Africa. I guess you perceive the phrase "ding dong" as a bit comical and I can understand that.

    Is telling a player "take 10 minutes in the sin bin" trivialising foul play? Probably no.
    Is telling a player "take 10 minutes in the naughty corner" trivialising foul play? Probably yes.

    Maybe its what you get used to.
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    On Saturday I had a player start grunting and beating his chest. After he climbed up the floodlight tower I insisted he go off for a King Kong test.
















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