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World Rugby accepts George North should have left field after concussion

This will only become more of an issue as players get fitter, bigger and stronger. The collisions are big already and it won't be for another generation that we really see the long term effects of repetitive head injuries on former professional rugby players.

Managing concussions is one thing, preventing them is quite another. I wonder whether one day far in the future rugby will impose a maximum weight restriction on players!

2 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Jonathan Joseph brilliance sets up Francois Louw try for great Bath try

Totally agree with the idea of playing a settled, in-form centre pairing from Club level in the national team. There's only one way to test their defensive credentials at test level...

Ford to start at fly half, with Cipriani and Burrell on the bench as impact players.

1 Month, 6 Days ago

Jonathan Joseph brilliance sets up Francois Louw try for great Bath try

Magique!

1 Month, 6 Days ago

A look at the Top International Try Scorers of 2014

10 tries in 3 games?!? Haven't seen a strike rate like that since schoolboy days! Size mismatch in that clip is reminiscent too...

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Springbok 7's flyer Seabelo Senatla scores sizzling 85m try vs Kenya

Let ask the TMO

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

ITM Cup Round 6 Try Scoring Highlights

Quality ankle tap at 01.36. Got back to his feet quickly too, but so did the scorer... Rugby is the winner.

5 Months, 2 Days ago

England impress with big midweek win against the Crusaders

It's all in the hips! He swings them better than Shakira

8 Months, 1 Week ago

The Top 5 Rugby Magicians of All Time

No Victor Ubogu?

10 Months, 4 Days ago

Crowd favourite Nick Cummins bags a hat-trick as Force upset Waratahs

Nice selection of highlights RD, good to see the missed opportunities and big hits, as well as the infringements that lead to the penalty shots. And the meat pies too, of course.

Fair dinkum, Nick Cummins seems like a bloody good bloke.

10 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Jared Payne banned for two weeks after red card challenge on Alex Goode

If Payne (a full back) thought he could just catch the ball without jumping and/or a contest then he's a fool. Where did he think his opposite number was likely to be?!?! IMO it's a reckless collision, but intent or no, it's still Payne's (and everyone's) responsibility to take more care in scenarios like this.

He should've kept in line with his other chasers!!!

10 Months, 2 Weeks ago