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 […]

I dreamt of a career in rugby, now I’m just holding on as a fan

Kurtley Beale Wallabies v France.jpg

Dear ARU, I tried to write this a few weeks ago but decided I was too emotional to make a reasoned statement. Now, with the inclusion of Kurtley Beale in the end of year tour and his playing off the bench in the test against Ireland, I can no longer just let the world go […]

Elite sportsmen in Australia and community standards: will the two ever meet?

Kurtley Beale heading into Tribual

Yesterday evening saw what would appear to be the end of the Kurtley Beale texting and plane argument scandal.  For those who missed it Beale was charged with two serious breaches of the ARU Code of Conduct related to the sending of two offensive whatsapp messages about a female staffer of the Australian Rugby Union […]

Pink Rugby TV – Ewen McKenzie and the ARU

Pink Rugby TV Episode 1

Welcome to the first edition of Pink Rugby TV.  In this episode, we discuss Ewen McKenzie’s resignation from the Wallabies and what’s happening in Australian Rugby.  Special thanks to Steph Batt and Mindy Pawsey for joining me on the first episode of hopefully many more to come.    

Jess Treherne wins Community Volunteer of the Year

Jess Treherne with Greg McAweeney, Executive General Manager, RaboDirect Australia and New Zealand

After a tumultuous week for Australian Rugby , particularly for the women of the game, we are happy to report on a feel good news story. Victorian Rugby Volunteer Jess Treherne was today honoured as the inaugural RaboDirect Conversions for Community Volunteer of the Year. The Conversions for Community program was created to give the Victorian Rugby community […]

Aviva Premiership Predictions: Rd 5

Aviva Premiership Logo

I said in my review of last week’s matches (R4) that it should get easier to pick winners now that we’ve seen the form from all the clubs. I was wrong (no change there then) – looking at the line-ups for week 5 there are some very close calls (at least it seems that way […]

NRC Highlights: Weeks 1 & 2

NRC Highlights Wk 1 & 2

The Buildcorp NRC kicked off in August this year, take a quick look at some of the action from Weeks 1 and 2.  

Aviva Premiership is about to kick off

Aviva Premiership 2015 Captains photo

With just a few sleeps until the Premiership rugby season kicks off, the excitement is building for what promises to be an exciting build up to the autumn tours, new rugby Champions Cup, 6 nations and then the World Cup. Blimey – I’m out of breath just typing this! So – once again it’s time for […]

The Call of the Wallaby (Episode 5)

Call of the Wallaby Ep 5

Here is episode 5 of  Fox Sports ‘The Call of the Wallaby’ for your viewing pleasure.        

The Call of the Wallaby (Episode 4)

Izzy Folau - Wallabies

Here episode 4 of  Fox Sports ‘The Call of the Wallaby’ for your viewing pleasure.