Many former rugby players have been diagnosed with permanent brain damage, early onset dementia, depression or symptoms and signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. File photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

The English Rugby Football Union will change its rule on the height of tackles in junior games next season as part of long-term player-protection plan(...)

Dr Éanna Falvey, seen here treating Johnny Sexton during the 2017 Lions Tour, has welcomed the trial of eye-tracking technology in diagnosing concussion. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The latest eye-tracking technology using virtual reality (VR) for the detection and treatment of concussion made its debut in Super Rugby Trans-Tasman(...)

The likes of Owen Farrell, Maro Itoje and Billy Vunipola are key players for England who will not start their season with Saracens before the Six Nations gets underway. Photograph:  PA

Saracens’ season in the English Championship will not begin until March 6th, meaning England stars like Owen Farrell, Maro Itoje and Jamie George are (...)

 RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney expressed his frustration at the Barbarians players whose conduct had resulted in the cancellation of England’s autumn curtain-raiser. Photograph:  Steven Paston/PA Wire.

England’s autumn campaign was thrown into chaos on Friday after Sunday’s opening match against the Barbarians was called off after a number of players(...)

The English RFU has announced it is reviewing whether the England v Barbarians fixture, scheduled for Sunday, can still go ahead after “a number of Barbarians players breached the agreed Covid code of conduct protocol”. File photograph: PA

England’s autumn curtain-raiser has been plunged into chaos after the former national captain Chris Robshaw was one of 12 Barbarians players to go on (...)

England lock  Maro Itoje has explained how Swing Low, Sweet Chariot  makes him “uncomfortable”. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

England supporters will not be banned from singing Swing Low, Sweet Chariot when allowed back into Twickenham but it is understood the lyrics will no (...)

Ireland take on England during the 2019 Guinness Six Nations at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Six Nations are considering putting back the start of next year’s tournament because of the financial consequences of playing matches either behin(...)

English RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney has thanked the players following an accepted 25 per cent pay reduction. File photograph: Getty Images

England’s men’s international players have accepted a 25 per wage reduction for the 2020/21 season, the English Rugby Football Union has confirmed. T(...)

Eddie Jones has admitted he cannot predict the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on his England set-up. File photograph: PA

England coach Eddie Jones says he did not hesitate to agree to having his temporary 25 per cent pay cut made permanent as the English Rugby Football U(...)

England rugby player Maro Itoje has spoken in the past about how he has been subjected to racist abuse. Photograph: Inpho

The English Rugby Football Union has no plans to introduce the Rooney Rule to its existing recruitment policy despite calls from senior England player(...)

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