Just saw this story today which reminded me of the medical cover story:
Wales' summer Test match against Tonga will be played in Auckland after concerns raised by the Welsh Rugby Union over the suitability of the stadium in Nuku'alofa.
World Rugby assessed facilities in Tonga and has confirmed the match has been moved.
It will be played on Friday, 16 June, a day earlier than originally scheduled.
The WRU had expressed doubts over the readiness of Tonga's Teufaiva Sport Stadium, which is being redeveloped.
Another concern was the availability of medical cover should a serious injury occur.
I'm never buying that an ambulance is too expensive for these guys, very amateur games maybe. Pro sport may not be that great at turning a profit but it's awash with money. In this case they've even moved the game to another country.
I actually have some personal take on this, a classmate of mine went on to be captain of the Wales rugby team and at the top of the sport. He broke his neck in a match (which is a freak incident by the way and the only one I know of), he also recovered very well, never to play again but he acts as a TV pundit now and lives a normal life. Player welfare has to be key, risks are taken willingly but the payoff is the support should always be there.