Ross Tucker

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USA flanker John Quill is shown a red card by referee Nic Berry after a dangerous tackle on England’s Owen Farrell during their Rugby World Cup Pool C game at  Kobe Misaki Stadium. Photograph: Craig Mercer/Inpho

On the very first re-viewing of John Quill’s 70th-minute shoulder charge on Owen Farrell on Thursday in Kobe, referee Nic Berry probably had his mind (...)

Fiji’s Peceli Yato  is felled by Australian Reece Hodge’s (right) high body check. Yato could not return to play and Fiji lost their best player. Hodge went on to score when he should not have been on the pitch.  Photo: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Having hoped for an auspicious start, it’ll be back to the drawing board for the match officials at this Rugby World Cup. The games abounded with sp(...)

Eliud Kipchoge runs to win the 45th Berlin Marathon on Sunday. Kipchoge set a new world record in 2 hours 1 minute 39 seconds. Photo: Markus Schreiber/EPA

When Eliud Kipchoge woke to a dazzling Monday morning in Berlin he was greeted with global headlines lauding him as a “long-distance Usain Bolt” and “(...)

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(...)

Stephen Colvert is free to compete but continues to try and clear his name after he received a two-year doping ban in 2014. Photograph: Inpho

Reports of inconclusive or subjective analysis in the positive doping case of Irish sprinter Steven Colvert have been described as “unchallenged theor(...)