The tackler is two and a half times more likely to be injured than the ball carrier, the first Sports Law Bar Association of Ireland conference was told. Ireland’s Seán Cronin is tackled by Mattia Bellini during the convincing Six Nations win against Italy. Photograph: Inpho

Both the laws and the culture of rugby need to be changed to disincentivise players from engaging in high-risk activity on the pitch, a conference dea(...)