Cillian Willis

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Munster’s Chris Farrell is awarded the Pro14 man of the match award at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday by his captain Peter O’Mahony. Photograph: Inpho

Unique Aviva experience Being inside the empty Lansdowne crater on Saturday night was a first for everyone present. That we could see and hear past t(...)

 Cillian Willis in Wicklow this week: never wanted to be a “test case” for concussion in rugby. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The professional rugby career of Cillian Willis ended on March 10th, 2013. Not from the third head blow he suffered playing for Sale Sharks against Sa(...)

 Cillian Willis in action for  Sale  during the LV= Cup semi-final against  Saracens at  Salford City Stadium in  March, 2013.  Photograph: Paul Thomas/Getty Images

Sale Sharks have released a statement “concerning litigation” between the club and former player Cillian Willis, the ex-Leinster scrumhalf who was for(...)

Maeve Noble, Meg McLoughlin and Sue Hedderman at the Chapter Two pop-up fine dining restaurant at The Fern Dean  nursing home in Blackrock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Donall Farmer/The Irish Times

The Champagne is chilling, the sourdough bread has been baked, the tables set with silverware, crystal and flowers, and the menus and wine lists are a(...)

Will Spencer (left) of Leicester Tigers is sent off by referee Ian Tempest after a high tackle on Tommy Taylor during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match between Wasps and  Tigers  in Coventry earlier this month. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Simon Halliday, chairman of European Professional Club Rugby (ECPR), has delivered a clear message over concussion fears ahead of the new season: the (...)

Cillian Willis’ case against the Sale Sharks is due to enter a Manchester courtroom in early 2019, almost six years after the former Leinster scrumhal(...)

Referee Alain Roland issues a red card  to Wales’s Sam Warburton for an alleged spear tackle in the semi-final of the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand.

World Rugby has claimed this week’s introduction of two new categories of dangerous tackling offences, sanctioning reckless and accidental head contac(...)

Dave McSharry in action for Connacht before he retired this summer. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It is likely the IRFU will soon face legal action from a player who has been forced to retire because of concussion, according to medical and manageme(...)

The former Leinster, Connacht and Ulster scrumhalf Cillian Willis is suing his former club Sale Sharks for “clinical negligence”.

Rugby players and the IRFU are finding it more difficult to buy insurance as premium costs have begun to soar because of concussion. As insurance com(...)

Jamie Cudmore  of Clermont leaves the field early in the first half of the 2015 Champions Cup final due to concussion. Photo: Stu Forster/Getty Images

The fifth International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport will be held in Berlin at the end of this month and it is clear that rugby will be(...)

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