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Gloucester Medics Praised After Brilliant Response To Heinz Head Knock During Bristol Game

Gloucester Medics Praised After Brilliant Response To Heinz Head Knock During Bristol Game

Pat Lam's Bristol Bears secured a crucial 28-24 victory over Gloucester on Friday night, handing a huge boost to their survival hopes but it was the intervention of the Gloucester medical team that attracted just praise.

The incident occurred early in the game when the Gloucester captain was accidentally struck in the head by the knee of his team-mate. With play continuing out wide, Willi Heinz rose to try catch up with play but was clearly unsteady.

It prompted the medical team to immediately intervene and take him off the field.

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Former England rugby player David Flatman led the plaudits, hailing the "great man" who intervened so quickly.

The result was a crucial one for Lam as they look to move clear from their relegation rivals, but more importantly, it was a victory for player welfare as Heinz was removed immediately after suffering the blow.

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Maurice Brosnan

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