Wales coach Warren Gatland says George North is fit for Wales’ World Cup matches, which start against Ireland in Cardiff on Saturday, August 8th. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

George North is fit to play in Wales’s World Cup warm-up matches after missing the final 10 weeks of last season on the advice of a specialist having (...)

Ireland’s Jonathan Sexton receives treatment after getting a bang on the head against Australia last November. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

The role of the media in reporting concussion is a delicate but important one. ESPN once had a regular NFL highlight segment called ‘Jacked Up’ where (...)

Warren Gatland has named nine uncapped players in his 47-man training squad for the Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Getty

The Wales head coach Warren Gatland has turned to the Premiership as he starts preparing in earnest for the World Cup. His training squad of 47 for th(...)

George North has declared himself ‘fit and well’ for the Rugby World Cup after being absent with concussion since March. Photograph: Getty

George North has declared himself “fit and well” for Wales’ Rugby World Cup campaign. Wales’ line-busting wing has not played since suffering a heavy (...)

George North has said his recovery from a string of head injuries is looking positive. Photograph: Getty

Wales and Northampton star George North says his recovery from concussion is “looking positive” and has played down Warren Gatland’s worries ahead of (...)

Wales winger George North suffered a concussion during the Six Nations match against England  in Cardiff at the end of February. Photo:  Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

Wales coach Warren Gatland fears star wing George North’s career could be ended if he suffers further concussions.North suffered concussions in Tests (...)

England fullback Mike Brown is unlikely to play again this season and is still suffering symptoms from the concussion he picked up in this tackle of Italy’s Andrea Masi during the Six Nations clash at Twickenham. Photo: Julian Finney/Getty Images

The England fullback Mike Brown is unlikely to play again this season because he is continuing to suffer concussion symptoms two months after he wa(...)

Leinster’s Fergus McFadden was knocked out by Kyle Eastmond’s tackle during their European Champions Cup quarter-final against Bath. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

One of rugby’s windfalls has been that with the increased power being transferred around the pitch from body to body, the game’s idea of manliness ha(...)

Dylan Hartley during a   Northampton Saints training session ahead of their European Champions Cup quarter-final against Clermont. Photograph: Getty Images

Dylan Hartley believes Northampton are better equipped than ever to win European club rugby’s biggest prize – but now must prove it. Saints, beaten(...)

George North of Northampton Saints receives treatment after scoring a try during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Wasps. Photo: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

George North has been advised not to play again until the end of April after suffering his fourth head injury in the last five months during the Premi(...)