Review finds Clermont Auvergne's Morgan Parra correctly allowed to return

Ben Whitehouse helps Morgan Parra of Clermont Auvergne after the collision against Northampton Saints. David Rogers/Getty Images

An independent review has found that Clermont Auvergne scrum-half Morgan Parra was correctly allowed to return to play during their victory over Northampton Saints at the weekend.

Parra hit the ground after his head made contact with Luther Burrell's knee in the opening half and referee Ben Whitehouse was heard over the referee mic stating that Parra had lost consciousness.

But in a statement EPCR stated that "an initial Head Injury Assessment (HIA) revealed no loss of consciousness on the part of the player" -- adding that he had passed the first stage of the HIA after leaving the pitch.

"The event involving Parra was referred in the first instance by Alligin Performance to Dr Mike Rossiter, Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine, who concluded that the clinical decision-making process was correct in allowing Parra to return to the field of play.

"Dr Rossiter viewed all available video imagery from the match and also sought detailed information from the ASM Clermont Auvergne medical representative, Dr Eliot Rubio."

The statement concluded that a second independent review was undertaken by Dr David Jones with the same outcome.