Don't want to sound ant-headgear but it isn't quite as simple as it seems. In fact after lengthy research Amateur Boxers are to be banned from using headgear at international level - in a bid to reduce cases of concussion. As a side issuefurther research suggests that headgear also reduces peripheral vision and therefore diminishes the chances of taking evasive action.
Also where does it end - crash helmets? American Footballers suffer more than most and promising players are quitting early because of the threat of permanent brain damage.
And on Sunday wasn't there an Oldham player taken off after a high tackle. He had been wearing headgear.
It might be a lot easier - and safer - to outlaw head tacklers by giving them hefty bans .. not the token game or two. It used to be an eight-match ban.