Reducing head and neck injuries in Rugby

Rugby player in neck brace

Head and neck injuries are common in Rugby (1,3). There are three game situations that may lead to increased risk of head and neck injury – scrummaging, rucks, and tackling (1). These activities not only involve collisions, but often occur at high speed and include large, multi-directional forces. The most common injuries to the head […]

Cross training players – problems, responsibilities & challenges they bring

David Boyle training at the Waratahs

Hey guys! So its been a LONG year. Though we’re right in the middle of December it doesn’t feel like Christmas. What a year it has been in the rugby world though! The All Blacks go undefeated. The British & Irish Lions go rampaging across Australia and Leicester destroy the Aviva Premiership once again. Add […]

Zero consistency in judiciary results

James Horwill Judiciary

Rugby is a sport which prides itself on respect and fair play, a sport that promotes equality. Be you tall, short, skinny or mildly rotund the game has a role for you. A physical game played by what many refer to as “real men”! Physicality that sometimes boils over into foul play, now with so […]

British & Irish Lions squad – Will they be good enough?

Chris Robshaw

A lot of hype and anticipation surrounded the announcement of the British and Irish Lions squad to tour Hong Kong and Australia in the Aussie winter this June and July. Who would make it. Who wouldn’t. And who would captain the side. Coach Warren Gatland named his 37 man squad on April 30 with a […]

Ellia Green on pathway to Gold

Ellia Green Rugby 7s recruit on the ground at training

Six months ago, 19 year old Ellia Green, was just another young woman who enjoyed playing a number of different sports. Now she is just days away from the experience of a lifetime, making her Rugby Sevens debut for Australia in the second round of IRB Women’s Sevens World Series in Houston. It’s a startling […]

Rugby Union training: Women vs Men

David Boyle training at the Waratahs

We all know rugby’s a physically demanding sport and if you hope to last a full 80 minutes you better be in good shape. Rugby training programs are a must for both men and women who play at the top level. There is a lot of talk about training differences for the genders. The truth […]

David Pocock leaving the Force…A fans perspective

David Pocock Western Force

There is no doubt WA Rugby fans are a loyal bunch. For seven years we have stuck by the Force through good and bad. Branded as some of the best supporters in the Super 15 competition we show up every week with the hope that we’ll see some improvements. Supporters of other Australian teams get […]

London Welsh, Cornish Pirates and non existent promotions

London Welsh celebrating a good scrum

London Welsh have been told they will not be considered for promotion to the premiership due to the fact, as I understand it, that due to the fact that there ground ‘doesn’t meet requirements’ and a projected ground-share with Oxford United would not give them ‘primacy of tenure’ at the Kassam Stadium. This echo’s the […]

Mortlock: A New Chapter

Stirling Mirtlock talks about future

Famously known for intercepting a Carlos Spencer cut out pass and a 100m length-of-the-field try during the 2003 RWC semi final, Stirling Mortlock is a Wallaby legend and Bledisloe Cup hero. Yesterday, he spoke to a gaggle of media, including the Rebel Army’s Paul Roberton about the journey back from injury, his impressions of the […]