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News Boyd Cordner retires

Babyface O'reilly

First Grade
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Brain still isn't mush to this very day.
Probably because Lang didn’t take on the line as much as Cordner. Plus he was running into players with an average playing weight of 90kg. Also concussion has nothing to do with toughness.
 
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The_Frog

Bench
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Probably because Lang didn’t take on the line as much as Cordner. Plus he was running into part-timers with an average playing weight of 90kg. He played just one year in the premier competition before retiring. Also concussion has nothing to do with toughness.
I think some people are just luckier than others in this.
 

mozza91

First Grade
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Great servant who achieved everything in the game.

Would of been silly to play on, he had nothing left to prove.
 

Mark B

Juniors
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Only 29, but accomplished so much. Won comps, won Origin and played for his country. Will go down as one of the Roosters best.
 

JJ

Referee
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Shame, hopefully he doesn't suffer long term effects... did everything there is to do in the game...

Anyone else note the irony of the 'crack down' on high contact, when most of the concussions suffered by the likes of Corndner, Friend and others are from tackling low...
 

Mr. Shaman

Juniors
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Shame, hopefully he doesn't suffer long term effects... did everything there is to do in the game...

Anyone else note the irony of the 'crack down' on high contact, when most of the concussions suffered by the likes of Corndner, Friend and others are from tackling low...

Defenders suffer way more concussions tackling high than tackling low.
 

Captain Apollo

First Grade
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Shame, hopefully he doesn't suffer long term effects... did everything there is to do in the game...

Anyone else note the irony of the 'crack down' on high contact, when most of the concussions suffered by the likes of Corndner, Friend and others are from tackling low...

Cordner himself admitted that. Its why some league pundits (e.g. Mark Geyer) are saying clubs need to work more on their player's defensive techniques so that when they go low to make a tackle, their heads are in the correct place and not in a spot where they will cop a hip/knee to the head.
 

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