Ulster’s Craig Gilroy leaves the field with concussion and a broken nose. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

At the height of the World Cup, World Rugby’s chief medical officer Martin Raftery has said that the laws of the game, particularly the tackle, may ha(...)

You know that great line from Yeats “the best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.” It is from his poem The Second C(...)

Eoghan Powell and his wife Ceri: he believes going abroad is necessary if you want to set up a business on a global scale

Eoghan Powell says he always knew he would never be satisfied working for someone else, but had no idea of the weight of responsibility he would feel (...)

A case of BSE has been identified on a farm in Wales, the Welsh government said. File photograph: Thinkstock photo

A case of BSE or ‘mad cow disease’ has been identified on a farm in Wales, the Welsh government said. The case of BSE was found in a dead cow as a res(...)

David Ellis: wanted by police in Wales for questioning over the murder of his landlord

A 40-year-old Welsh man who is wanted in the UK in connection with the death of his landlord has consented to his extradition to Wales, the High Court(...)

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the British Labour Party. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn used his first conference speech to send a message to voters: “You don’t have to take what you are given.” M(...)

Drew Mitchell scored two of Australia’s 11 tries in their 63-3 rout of Uruguay at Villa Park. Photograph: Reuters

Australia 65 Uruguay 3 As warm-ups for the main event go, this was more pointless than the scoreline suggests. Not many, if any, of Australia’s line-u(...)

England fullback Mike Brown  supporting the English RFU’s latest concussion awareness initiative for the community game earlier this year at Twickenham. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Changes to the rules of rugby may be introduced to cut down the risk of players suffering concussion, World Rugby’s chief medical officer has said. Ma(...)

 Irish naval service personnel with cocaine seized from the ‘Makayabella’. Photograph: PA

Three Britons have been jailed for their part in a plot to smuggle almost €300 million worth of cocaine into the UK only to be foiled by the Irish aut(...)

FIVE PREHISTORIC SITES IN BRITAIN   The recent discovery of a “superhenge” of nearly 100 standing stones near Stonehenge has left arch(...)