Martin Raftery

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Aviva Stadium: Irish rugby is financially dependent on 50,000 full houses at the Aviva for a minimum of five internationals every year.   Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Rugby’s return to stadiums without supporters can be achieved with 167 people, the sport’s governing body has revealed in a document entitled “Safe re(...)

Aviva Stadium head groundsman Majella Smyth vuts the grass at the stadium on Tuesday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Testing for temperatures and coronavirus symptoms, travelling to and from training individually, and without use of the showers or other facilities in(...)

Mark Ganly, chief executive of N-Pro, with Dr Sandra Ganly, N-Pro’s chief technology officer. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

A Co Galway sports technology company has been selected as the first participant in a trial by World Rugby aiming to reduce the risk of head injuries (...)

Agustin Pichot: World Rugby’s vice-president has his work cut out if he is to persuade nations and elite players to buy into the World League concept as it is currently being presented.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

In its eagerness to bring a 12-country World League into being, World Rugby has probably managed to antagonise many of its key stakeholders, with the (...)

Dr Éanna Falvey with Johnny Sexton during the 2017 Lions tour of New Zealand. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Former Ireland and Munster doctor Dr Éanna Falvey has been appointed to the newly created position of World Rugby’s deputy chief medical officer. Dr (...)

 Geordan Murphy: “There’s always pressure. My good buddy James Ferris always told me, ‘Pressure is for tyres’. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

In early September Geordan and Anneka were christening Rex’s little brother Oscar when the Leicester board came calling. Matt O’Connor had been sacke(...)

World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

World Rugby will trial rule changes at under-20 competitions that lower the height of tackles to reduce the risk of head injury, particularly concussi(...)

France outhalf Morgan Parra will miss the Six Nations opener against Ireland due to a knee injury. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Rugby is mangling its players. So much so that an Irish tech company is producing enough preventative measures to journey deep down into Silicon Valle(...)

Ulster’s Rory Best leaves the field for a HIA assessment during the Guinness Pro 12 game against Munster at  Thomond Park in April, 2017. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Players undergoing a Head Injury Assessment (HIA) will not be allowed return to a game for 10 minutes under an amendment to the law announced by World(...)

Lions secondrow Alun Wyn Jones takes a blow to the head in a tackle from All Blacks backrow Jerome Kaino during the third Test at Eden Park in Aukland. Photograph:  Hannah Peters/Getty Images

It remains to be seen whether World Rugby will investigate the Head Injury Assessment (HIA) substitution involving Lions captain Sam Warburton and Alu(...)

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