A schoolboy who died on a rugby pitch in Northern Ireland should have been taken off at half time, his mother has said.
Benjamin Robinson, 14, was involved in too many heavy tackles and by the end of the game in Carrickfergus, Co Antrim, was staggering on his feet and forgetting that he was playing, Karen Walton added.
An inquest in Belfast is considering whether Benjamin was concussed at an earlier stage and should have been taken off.
Mrs Walton said: "I wanted Ben off at half time as I felt he was involved in too many tackles and I felt he had done his bit for the game, regardless of when he came off."
Benjamin was playing for Carrickfergus Grammar against Dalriada High in January last year.
State pathologist Jack Crane believes he died from Second Impact Syndrome, two heavy knocks close to each other which caused swelling in the brain.
Mrs Walton added: "I wanted Ben off. I heard Ben shout 'I am not remembering this, I am not remembering playing'. I shouted at Ben 'Are you all right?' I don't believe he heard me calling him."
The referee looked over to her and told her to calm down, the inquest heard.
Mrs Walton said at the end she saw a player on the other side of the pitch on the ground. She added: "Something inside me clicked and I just knew it was my son and I had to go to the other side of the pitch to see him. I started running across the pitch to him."
She said Benjamin was pale and had tears in his eyes as he lay on the ground. He was making a rasping noise. His mother placed her coat over him. She told him: "Benjamin, mummy's here, you are going to be okay."