Richard Ferguson

Barnes takes indefinite leave of absence

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 14 Jun 2011 at 12:53
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Waratahs flyhalf / inside centre Berrick Barnes has called time on his 2011 Super Rugby season following multiple concussions sustained during the season and after being diagnosed with Footballers’ Migraine.

Barnes had to leave the field of play against the Highlanders following a severe migraine which had him being sick in the background, and has subsequently taken an indefinite leave of absence from the game.

He has not ruled out playing for the Wallabies in the Tri Nations and during the World Cup later this year, but will take things as they come and decide whether his health allows him to play the game at the level that he wants to.

We would like to wish Berrick all the best and that he gets back on the park in no time.


  • It’s probably best if he stops playing altogether unless he thinks rugby is more important than his health.

  • Comment 1, posted at 14.06.11 12:56:36 by Pokkel Reply
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  • I feel for the guy 🙁

  • Comment 2, posted at 14.06.11 13:02:53 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • That sucks.

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.06.11 13:06:53 by PTAShark Reply
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  • Advantage Brumbies?

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.06.11 13:12:23 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Thats sad, he has a lot still to offer Oz and his franchise. all the best to him and hope it is’nt long lasting.

  • Comment 5, posted at 14.06.11 13:30:01 by Caratacus Reply

  • Poor guy…Cant they give him a stronger helmet to play with?

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.06.11 13:30:34 by Viking Reply
  • Bet willem alberts has this but he soldiers on .

  • Comment 7, posted at 14.06.11 14:21:04 by Talent Reply
  • I was hoping it was Wayne Barnes. 🙁

  • Comment 8, posted at 14.06.11 15:59:12 by waje Reply

  • This sucks, can’t even imagine what he will be feeling like. Hope he gets better soon.

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.06.11 15:59:39 by Ben Reply
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  • @Viking (Comment 6) : Scrum pets don’t help protect the brain,just like headgear does not help boxers brains.
    It just prevents superficial damage.

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.06.11 22:22:28 by Honey Badger Reply

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