Ulster’s Craig Gilroy leaves the field with concussion during  a Heineken Cup match: the graduated return-to-play protocol enabled a team’s medical staff to declare a player fit to return to duty after six days. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Referees reported 26 suspected concussions in 425 matches during the 2014-15 Ulster Bank League (UBL), according to a memo from the IRFU to referees s(...)

In the questionable decision to dispense with end-of-season play-offs (which belatedly return next season), fortunately for the Ulster Bank League,(...)

The IRFU has called for an end to the ’pay for play’ culture in club rugby.

The IRFU has called for clubs to end payments to players and will introduce a series of new regulations in a bid to stamp out the practice in (...)