Former All Blacks prop Ben Afeaki was forced to retire due to concussion symptoms. Photograph: Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty

Former rugby players in New Zealand are being asked to donate their brains to research when they die as part of a study aimed at learning about the lo(...)

Richie McCaw of New Zealand during the Rugby Championship clash against Argentina last weekend in Christchurch. Photograph: Reuters.

New Zealand captain Richie McCaw will play for potentially the last time in what he considers the “ultimate” challenge of a Rugby Championship Test a(...)