Leinster full-back Rob Kearney at the launch of the ‘Head On’ concussion management programme in February. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

‘Tackle him, Winter!” bellowed my schoolmaster from the touchline. A pupil at Belfast Royal Academy, where obedience was prized and rugby demanded a (...)

The late Ben Robinson before a match with the Carrickfergus Grammar rugby team. Ben, 14, lost his life after repeated head injuries suffered during a match for his school in an Ulster Under-15 competition. Photograph: Alan Lewis/Photopress Belfast

On January 29th, 2011, 14-year-old Ben Robinson played rugby for his school. After being treated three times for blows to the head and sent back to th(...)