James Ryan in action for St Michael’s Collge against Castleknock College in a Leinster Schools junior cup match in March 2011. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The general assumption is rugby careers are shortening. The hits from increased physicality and the success of the game is narrowing the window to rem(...)

 Gloucester have already fined Danny Cipriani £2,000 following a disciplinary hearing into the events which led to him pleading guilty to common assault. Photograph: Donall Farmer/PA

The escalating club versus country row over Danny Cipriani took a new twist on Tuesday with the English Rugby Football Union ignoring calls by the pla(...)

George North will not feature for Bath this weeked. Photograph: Getty Images

Rugby’s authorities have been heavily criticised for failing to issue any sanction over Northampton’s handling of the latest episode of concussion to (...)

There are a couple of well worn rugby balls lurking behind mature plants in the secluded gardens of Ardvarna on Stillorgan Park Avenue. And it (...)