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  • Law Trials Aim to Improve Player Safety

    Stronger, faster and increasingly powerful players are a concern for the sport. The governing body, World Rugby, shares those fears and is trying to do something about it. The first step is to conduct trials [...]

  • How Professionalism Killed an English Giant

    Professionalism has brought great riches to English rugby, but also wrought deep and irretrievable change. The involvement of CVC Capital Partners in English club rugby would have been unthinkable just twenty years ago. The transformation [...]

  • The Incredible Story of Christian Leali’ifano

    Australian rugby has been crying out for some positivity this year. Set against a backdrop of Israel Folau and financial collapse, is the timely figure of Christian Leali'ifano, the likeable 31 year old who is [...]

  • Vunipola Regrets Folau Support but Refuses to Back Down

    Billy Vunipola has expressed his regret at the impact his support for Israel Folau, who claimed that ‘hell awaits’ homosexuals, had on his teammates. Nevertheless, he again fell short of apologising or retracting his previous [...]

  • How Can Rugby Insurance Protect Me?

    The statistics do not lie, rugby is an increasingly dangerous game to play. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine reported that, in 1955, the mean player body mass at international level was 84.8kg, and in 2015 [...]

Does Rugby Have a Mental Health Problem?

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Rising awareness of mental health issues throughout society has, over the last few years, led to a more frank and honest discussion about the issues faced by individuals. Recently, Denny Solomona became the latest high-profile [...]

The Hypocrisy of Israel Folau

1 month ago|

“If I’m damaging the game, I would walk away from my contract immediately,” said Super Rugby’s all-time record try scorer. Instead, he is seeking $5m in lost earnings alongside “substantial damages,” totalling to a reported [...]

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