A verdict of accidental death has been recorded at the inquest in Cardiff of the Neath scrum half, Gareth Jones.
The 28-year-old died at the University Hospital of Wales two months after being seriously injured playing for his club team against Cardiff in a Principality Premiership fixture on April the 20th 2008.
The inquest heard how Jones was injured at a ruck by what Coroner Mary Hassell described as a 'tragic accident.'
Gareth Jones was a product of Coed-y-Llan Comprehensive School and grew up in Glyncoch where he played for the local youth team and senior side before moving to Beddau, Pontypridd and then Neath.
He helped Pontypridd win the Konica Minolta Cup while a Sardis Road player and helped Neath achieve the Principality Premiership crown in his first season at The Gnoll.
The Welsh Rugby Union has awarded a unique 'President's Cap' to a specific group of players who represented their country between 1945 and 1979, but missed out on international recognition at the time.
Prabhat Mathema, the WRU's National Medical Manager explains the four part Pitchside Suspected Concussion Assessment process the IRB has devised that is being implemented throughout the Dove Men Series and in the LV= Cup this season, which includes the provision for a five minute temporary substitution to allow an assessment to take place.