Wales’ Ross Moriarty high ackles Gael Fickou of France.  The prospect of less concussions  due to safer waist-high tackling and no double hits, leading to more offloads and opportunities for the attacking team, is  exciting. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Whenever life returns to something resembling what we once called normal, and sport and rugby also come back into our lives, nothing will clearly ever(...)

Just 14,000 fans turned up to see The Rugby Championship match between Australian and Argentina on the Gold Coast in Australia last weekend. Photograph: Matt Roberts/Getty Images

The tectonic plates of world rugby union are shifting. A crowd of barely 14,000 watched Australia’s home test match at the weekend. Back in Europe a b(...)