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Saracens introduce head impact monitoring in victory over London Irish

• Saracens 22-6 London Irish
• Saracens concerned about effects of concussion

This was the kind of game in which you might notice them. With little on the field to catch the eye, bar another forthright performance from Billy Vunipola in his quest to regain the England No8 shirt, it was only a matter of time before conversation turned to the strange taping worn by each of the Saracens backs and back row, as if they had all nicked themselves shaving just behind the right ear.

Ed Griffiths, the Saracens chief executive, explained it was the first attempt by a rugby club to monitor impacts to the head suffered by professional rugby players over an extended period of time.

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