Prav Mathema

  • WRU appoint new National Team Doctor

    The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) has revealed that Dr Geoff Davies has been recruited to be the new national team doctor for the start of the next season.   His appointment follows a review of the WRU medical leadership structure carried out by Prav Mathema, the national medical performance manager for the WRU.   Dr Davies is the first physician in the role who is named on the UK’s specialist register of sports physicians and has experience of working in rugby already, currently working with the...

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  • Exeter Chiefs Hosts Sports Medicine Conference

    ... winning culture. Dr Simon Kemp, medical services director at the Rugby Football Union (RFU), who gave a talk entitled “Concussion: It’s becoming a headache”, where he discussed managing concussion risk, and summarised current and future challenges. Prav Mathema, national medical manager for the Welsh Rugby Union, discussed the challenges of a British and Irish Lions tour, Dr Michael Papadakis, senior lecturer in cardiology and honorary consultant cardiologist, St George's University Hospi...

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  • The Bosses - Ian Lenagan

    You can take the man out of Wigan but you can’t take Wigan out of the man. The same could be said of rugby league and the new owner of Wigan rugby league club, Ian Lenagan, embodies both of those sentiments. A successful businessman, who made his fortune through a software company before becoming a producer of West End shows, his lifelong passion remained rugby league and particularly hometown club Wigan. In 2005 he took his first steps into club ownership by becoming the majority shareholder...

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  • Bell rings the changes at St Helens

    Andy Bell has purchased a 16.4 per cent interest in the share capital of St Helens rugby league club from certain existing shareholders for an undisclosed sum. This makes him the second highest shareholder after chairman Eamonn McManus who holds a controlling interest. In addition, Donal McGuire, Paul Barrow and Chris Green have each retired from the board of directors.  Chairman Eamonn McManus stated: "I very much welcome Andy as a material shareholder in the club. He is a very able and succes...

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  • MotivatEd Take Premiership Back to School

    E-Learning specialist MotivatEd and Premier Rugby have launched Rugbee, a National Curriculum-linked rugby-themed online entertainment zone for children aged 7 to 14. Rugbee can be accessed at www.rugbeeground.comRugbee features rugby-themed games, activities and adventure quests that support school learning in Mathematics, language, science, geography, and history. It aims to help develop knowledge in cross-curricular competences such as nutrition, health, citizenship, teamwork, and digital lit...

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  • Premiership Rugby Numeracy Scheme Honoured

    Premiership Rugby and MBNA’s Tackling Numbers programme has been named the Best Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme at the Card & Payment Awards. The interactive numeracy scheme for young children is a five-week, rugby-themed programme aimed to teach 8-9 year olds the importance of number skills in everyday life,  delivered in schools by representatives from all 12 Aviva Premiership clubs, through both classroom sessions and practical number-based rugby games. Saracens captain...

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  • Premiership Numbers Scheme Counts

    Premiership Rugby's Tackling Numbers programme has been shortlisted for an honour at the Sports Marketing 360 Awards in the “Making a Difference” category. The inititative, backed by MBNA, will be up against a host of international projects with the winners selected by a public vote and will be announced at a  ceremony on September 27 at BT centre in London. Tackling Numbers is an interactive numeracy programme for young children. The five week programme, which aims to teach 8-9 year olds t...

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  • How Irish Player Agents Are Regulated

    The Irish Times last week looked at rugby player agency in Ireland and how it is now regulated by the players' union IRUPA: Since rugby became professional agents have been around, growing at first but now at a steady 12 in Ireland. Initially the parents of players helped their sons to negotiate the contracts and commercial opportunities that began to open up. But latterly the move has been towards those who do it full-time. There once was Frank Cullen, Dave Kearney and Frank O’Driscoll steppi...

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