The legacy of “muscular Christianity” has a big impact on Pacifika athletes’ views on gender and sexuality.
Lawmakers and governing bodies aren’t actively ensuring or promoting equitable access for women and girls. Instead, they’ve chosen to target trans women.
Girls’ rugby is a sport with higher than expected concussion rates. As the sport grows in popularity, preventing concussions is more effective than treating them.
A project to identify rugby’s technical terms aims to make the international game easier to play, ref and watch for everyone, regardless of their native tongue.
Will Rugby New Zealand’s report into culture within the Black Ferns finally be the tipping point for change – to put women at the heart of their own sports organisations?
Critics say rule changes have made one-sided games more likely in the NRL. But statistics suggest it’s no more predictable than other major Australian competitions such as the AFL.
Ahead of the Winter Olympics, an expert looks at the how more sportswomen are going professional, and what obstacles they face.
The use of a video to challenge rugby decisions is uncommon. But analysis is useful to make the game safe and fair.
Brain injuries and the long-term health effects in professional sport have become significant issues in the past decade.
Our research, conducted on elite rugby players, may someday mean concussions can be diagnosed right on the pitch.
Why tackling in kids rugby must be banned to curb dementia risks.
If “fairness” is why trans players have been banned by World Rugby, then sport bodies need to realize many athletes have an unfair advantage because of issues like class and cultural backgrounds.
Thankfully treatment has moved on from the cold sponge of the amateur era. But brain damage continues to be a serious risk in many sports.
Cycling remains a leading example of athletes sacrificing their bodies for sporting glory.
Injuries that commonly effect former players during retirement include concussion, neck injuries, shoulder dislocation, and knee ligament injuries.
Every year, about 10 per cent of youth athletes experience a concussion. Research shows there are steps we can take to help prevent these injuries, but we can’t be afraid to make changes.
Don’t spit, change out of your kit at home and clean match balls. These are just some of the ways sport is changing as restrictions ease.
The league is facing financial ruin unless it restarts play soon. Yet, even with strict biosecurity measures in place, there are significant questions as to whether it can effectively police itself.
Financial scandals have damaged the integrity of both clubs. With the rewards for cheating so high, harsher punishments are needed.
The springbok emblem was introduced under white rule in South Africa and by retaining it, it remains a burden for many South Africans who followed the Rugby World Cup.