James Robson

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 Vinny Hammond records a Lions training session in Queenstown. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Lions are a machine, and they’ve needed to be. To transport 41 players, plus add-ons, and up to around 40 support staff and some 20 tonnes of lugg(...)

Ireland defence coach Andy Farrell. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Andy Farrell is expected to be confirmed on Wednesday as the Lions’ defence coach for this summer’s demanding and daunting tour to New Zealand, thereb(...)

England fullback Mike Brown  supporting the English RFU’s latest concussion awareness initiative for the community game earlier this year at Twickenham. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Changes to the rules of rugby may be introduced to cut down the risk of players suffering concussion, World Rugby’s chief medical officer has said. Ma(...)

Ireland scrum training on tour in New Zealand. A team at Edinburgh University is advising that youth players undergo tests to demonstrate they have the necessary neck strength before being approved to play adult rugby. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Under-18 rugby players should be barred from playing in the frontrow against adults to avoid injury to their necks, a new study suggests.Research has(...)

 Sean Maitland falls badly on his ankle during at the Aviva Stadium last weekend. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Scotland wing Sean Maitland has been ruled out for the rest of the Six Nations.The New Zealand-born Glasgow back limped off midway through the defeat (...)

Dr Barry O’ Driscoll, a former IRB Medical Advisor, is one of the prime critics of the IRB protocols.

Both the Six Nations Championship and the Celtic Rugby Board, who govern the Pro12 League, have adopted the International Rugby Board’s (IRB) concuss(...)

 George North breaks clear for his first try during the match between Combined Country and the British & Irish Lions at Hunter Stadium. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Lions team doctor James Robson today delivered contrasting medical updates on Jamie Roberts and George North ahead of next Saturday’s first Test mat(...)

Paul O’Connell leads the Lions out against the Barbarians.

Remarkably, not only did the Lions emerge seemingly unscathed from Saturday’s 80-minute stint in the sauna that was the Hong Kong Stadium, but their l(...)

 Paul O’Connell of the Lions leaves the field to receive attention to a cut eye during the win over   the Barbarians at Hong Kong Stadium.  Photograph:   David Rogers/Getty Images

The British and Irish Lions will arrive in Australia tomorrow with no new injury problems after emerging largely unscathed from their Hong Kong Stadi(...)

John Afoa: looks set to recover from his hamstring injury for Saturday’s final.  Photograph: Darren Kidd/Presseye/Inpho

This being the last week of the domestic season, mind games between the rival New Zealand coaches, desperate to capture the Rabo Direct Pro 12 (...)

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