The goggles have been particularly developed for young players with eye problems and who are not yet ready to wear contact lenses. The cost of a pair of goggles is €74.

Protective goggles suitable for rugby have been approved for the first time by the International Rugby Board. The wrap around protection, which has be(...)

International Rugby Board will not support any cross-border competition not approved by the respective Unions.

Confirmation, not that it was truly needed, that the latest proposal emanating from Premiership Rugby, a British and Irish Cup, is a non-runner came w(...)

IRB chairman Bernard Lapasset. Photograph: Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)

The International Rugby Board (IRB) have reiterated their stance that they will not back a European competition not fully supported by their member u(...)

In demand: Cardiff’s Leigh Halfpenny (right) is reportedly a target for Toulon. Photograph: Ben Evans/Inpho

The battle between the Welsh Rugby Union and its four regions could see leading players, who are coming out of contract at the end of the season - Sa(...)

IRFU Warns of Dangers of Concussion and Dispels Myth of a “Knock to The Head”

With the School’s Senior Cups due to begin later this month and early February the IRFU’s guidelines and instruction on concussion in amateur and unde(...)

 Ben Robinson: died as a result of head injuries suffered during a schools rugby game when playing for Carrickfergus Grammar. Photo: Alan Lewis/Photopress

In August the NFL, the most lucrative sports league in the world, announced that it had agreed the terms of a US$765 million personal injuries settlem(...)

Concussion in sport
  • Rugby
  • December 21, 2013, 01:01

The tragic death from concussion of 14-year-old Ulster rugby player Ben Robinson in 2011 put a face on an injury that is becoming a growing concern in(...)

Ireland’s second Rugby World Cup 2015 pool game, against the Europe 2 qualifiers, will be at the 90-000 capacity Wembley Stadium. Photograph: Getty Images)

Irish fans will pay an average of €114 per ticket for Ireland’s four pool matches in the 2015 Rugby World Cup (RWC) for mid range category C seats. Ti(...)

George North in action against Tonga. Wales’s game against Australia falls outside the IRB’s official autumn window.  Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Northampton have accepted they are “outside Premiership Rugby board policy” after their Wales wing George North was released for Saturday’s Test match(...)

The Webb Ellis trophy: will it be won on Irish soil in 2023? Photograph: Dave Lintott/INPHO

Minister for Sport Leo Varadkar did two good things at the International Rugby Board conference in Dublin this week. He put to bed for good any idea o(...)

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