Former Munster player Gerbrandt Grobler is optimistic about his future at Gloucester. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

If Gerbrandt Grobler needed a reminder that he can never fully escape his doping past, it came within days of his arrival at Gloucester. It may have b(...)

Sean O’Conner, co-founder and COO of StatSports. Photograph: The Irish Times/James Forde

Talk to any company bigwig and they’ll happily bang on about how the staff make their business. Some of them even believe it. Few speak about it with (...)

The bioengineers found high-impact tackles to the upper trunk (with no head contact) can cause ball carrier head motion similar to that reported for concussion injuries. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Rugby players are at a higher risk of suffering head injuries when making – rather than receiving – tackles, according to researchers at Trinity Colle(...)

Former Ireland and Ulster rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding are to pay the BBC £20,000 in costs after their civil action against the broadcaster was resolved at the High Court in Belfast. File photographs: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Former Ireland and Ulster rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding are to pay the BBC £20,000 in costs after their civil action against the broad(...)

Rugby players Paddy Jackson (left) and Stuart Olding have had their contracts revoked by Ulster Rugby and the IRFU. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A former Ulster and Irish international has called on rugby authorities to explain why they sacked Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding. Paddy Wallace sa(...)

Bringing the game into disrepute: Stuart Olding and Paddy Jackson in 2016. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Presseye/Inpho

The Ulster and Ireland outhalf Paddy Jackson, who was acquitted of rape last month, is close to a move to the French club Clermont for next season aft(...)

Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding: acquitted of rape

Irish rugby has to deal with “disrespectful and derogatory” behaviour of role models if it wants to be seen as embodying the best spirit of Ireland, a(...)

Ireland and Ulster rugby player Paddy Jackson speaking outside Belfast Crown Court after he was found not guilty of raping a woman at a property in south Belfast in June 2016. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Paddy Jackson has said he is ashamed the woman who accused him of rape left his home distressed and has apologised for betraying the values of his fam(...)

An open letter to Ireland and Ulster rugby officials demanding Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding never play for the sides again has appeared as an advertisement in a Northern Irish newspaper.

An open letter to Ireland and Ulster rugby officials demanding that Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding never play for the sides again has appeared as an (...)

Lionel Messi of Barcelona wearing a Statsports vest

News that a small Newry-headquartered firm had scored a massive deal with the governing body for soccer in the US may have astounded many. However, it(...)

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