Fergus Slattery in action for Blackrock College RFC. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

I know rugby has a serious problem with concussion. We all see what’s happening. This is a global problem for modern sport. Rugby Union is not America(...)

Saoirse Ronan in Brooklyn: There is no significant British investment in Ronan’s frame. The BBC has not financed Michael Fassbender’s left leg

Relations have not always been sweet between the two largest islands in our archipelago. After a millennium of atrocity, outrage, and misunderstanding(...)

Irish players warm up in the Keep Rugby Clean IRB Anti-doping tee shirts before the 2014 Junior World Championship match between Fiji and Ireland. Photo: Jason Oxenham/Getty Images

In 1997 a man was jailed for six months for peddling steroids in south Wales. Hardly a headline grabber, you might think, but this was no ba(...)

The Welsh Rugby Union has issued a warning to players about doping after two club players were suspended after testing positive for banned drugs. The (...)

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has dismissed speculation linking him with the vacant England job Photograph: Billy Strickland/Inpho

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has dismissed reports claiming he might consider an approach to become Stuart Lancaster’s potential England successor.(...)

Wales centre Jonathan Davies will miss the World Cup after rupturing a knee ligament, the Welsh Rugby Union has announced. Photo: David Davies/PA

Wales have suffered a major injury blow with the loss of centre Jonathan Davies from their 2015 World Cup campaign. Davies ruptured the anterior cruci(...)

 Samson Lee of Wales has been ruled out of the Scotland game.  Photograph:   Michael Steele/Getty Images

Wales were dealt a second major injury blow on Friday as they departed for a make-or-break Six Nations mission against Scotland at Murrayfield. Prop S(...)

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has named his team for the second round of the RBS Six Nations. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Wales wing George North has been given “an extended recovery period” and will not be involved in next Sunday’s RBS Six Nations clash against Scotland (...)

Wales winger George North should not have remained on the field of play following a head impact in the 61st minute of the Wales versus England RBS Six Nations match, World Rugby has announced in a statement. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA

World Rugby has said Wales winger George North should not have remained on the field after a clash of heads with team-mate Richard Hibbard but it acce(...)

England winger Anthony Watson gets ahead of the Wales defence to score his side’s first try at the Millennium Stadium. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP

Wales 16 England 21Great occasions do not always produce great games but England will long remember this frantic, nail-biting outcome. Under the Frida(...)