“That work has been going on throughout the year and there’s a lot of consultation we would want to have with the clubs and RLPA. It might be that some things are phased in or that some things are started straight away. It’s too early to know what the implementation would be.”
Roosters star Luke Keary believes the move will come sooner rather than later in the NRL as Newcastle’s Kalyn Ponga and Canterbury’s Luke Thompson remain sidelined indefinitely by repeated concussions suffered this season.
Keary, 30, suffered one of his early head knocks during a 2018 pre-season training session, with headaches resulting from a broken jaw sidelining him to start that season.
Keary has seen a marked improvement in the NRL’s concussion protocols since his 2013 debut and expects contact limits away from game-day to be the next evolution.
“There’s going to have to be some contact…