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.
The AFL and NRL have larger fan bases, and soccer more youth participants. Rugby union must find new ways to grow interest in the sport to reclaim its place in the Australian sporting landscape.
One of the most pressurised roles in the pressure cooker that is the Rugby World Cup is the referee. Threatening fans are causing them to quit the game at all levels.
Body mass matters in rugby. But other factors play a bigger role in determining victory.
The Rugby World Cup an tell us a lot about banking.
After a report found evidence of CTE in the brains of two former NRL players, the league is facing the possibility of a class-action lawsuit. Here’s what former players would need to prove.
Travel is commonly perceived as “the” major factor affecting a team’s performance.
Several Indigenous rugby league players have vowed not to sing the national anthem during this week’s State of Origin match. Will the protest spark a conversation, or fizzle out?
Folau has sought a full code of conduct committee hearing to decide his future with Rugby Australia. Depending on how the tribunal rules, the case could be heading to federal court next.