World Rugby Medical Commission

  • IRB To Establish Athlete's Commission

    The International Rugby Board (IRB) has underscored its commitment to ensure that the World’s top players are included within its decision-making structures with the establishment of the first World Rugby Athletes’ Commission. The Executive Committee approved the Commission’s terms of reference at its meeting in Singapore on Thursday and establishment comes with the full support of Member Unions and the International Rugby Players’ Association (IRPA). The Commission will advise the IRB R...

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  • World Rugby And Gambling Commission Join Forces

    As part of a precautionary measure to ensure the game remains free of corruption, World Rugby has entered a strategic partnership with the United Kingdom Gambling Commission, formalising a close working relationship that dates back to 2012. The Gambling Commission regulates all licensed operators in Great Britain and manages information pertaining to betting on Rugby World Cup 2015 and other World Rugby tournaments. World Rugby head of legal and legislative affairs Susan Ahern said: “This is a...

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  • EU Demands Liberty Details

    Caught up in the European Commission's investigation into the public funding of professional sports clubs - especially top football clubs in Spain - SWANSEA Council has been asked to explain the funding arrangements at the Liberty Stadium.   South Wales Evening News has reported that officials have asked the council to supply details of a deal which has enabled Swansea City and the Ospreys to play there since 2005.   It was constructed by the council at a cost of £27 million.   Now both club...

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  • International Players Union Moves HQ To Dublin

    ... former Rugby Players Ireland head Omar Hassanein. Areas relating to concussion, game training and playing load, injury prevention and rehabilitation and player health and safety will be discussed on an ongoing basis and, in particular, at the annual World Rugby Medical Commission conference. The Rugby Athletes’ Commission, which was established in 2014, is a key forum for players to voice their opinions and work with World Rugby to help with the provision of development and support programmes...

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  • Planning Development for Bath

    The Western Daily Press has reported that plans for a new Bath Rugby stadium development at the Rec are one step closer to becoming a reality as the long-running saga takes another twist. The Charity Commission has agreed in principle to the plans for a land-swap deal, which would allow the club to expand its presence on the city centre site in exchange for its training ground at Lambridge effectively becoming publicly owned. The next stage of the process is for the Recreation Ground Trust – t...

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  • 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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  • IRB To Launch Annual Rugby Conference

    The International Rugby Board (IRB) has revealed that it is to hold a brand new annual World Rugby Conference and Exhibition, with the inaugural event taking place between 17 and 20 November 2013 in Dublin. The new conference, which will be staged at the same time as the IRB General Assembly and the IRB Medical Commission Conference, will be attended by many representatives from the 118 national member unions and Rugby World Cup organising committees and organisers are hoping it will have a very...

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  • Three Deal Impacts Irish Rugby

    Mobile company Three has been given the formal go-ahead by the European Commission to take over the O2 brand and network within Ireland. The deal means that for the first time the main sponsor of Ireland's Rugby and football teams will be under the same brand. According to Sport For Business, it is expected that the transition of branding of the sponsorships will take place over the coming months with the Three brand almost certain to replace O2 on the new Irish Rugby shirt to be produced by Ca...

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  • NRL In The Red

    The Australian Rugby League Commission has revealed that the NRL made a loss of $18.7 million (£9.7m) in 2015 despite achieving record revenue of $334 million (£173.6m). The end result is a disappointing $39 million (£20.3m) decrease from the $20 million (£10.4m) surplus the previous year and losses are being forecast for the next two years as well. The governing body’s surplus was as big as $49.6 million (£25.8m) in 2014 but ARL Commission chairman John Grant says the losses are part of...

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  • Call For Rugby Concussion Awareness Lessons At Grassroots

    More should be done to protect players from the dangers of concussion, according to the International Rugby Board's (IRB) former Medical advisor. BBC News Wales spoke to Dr Barry O'Driscoll to find out what he thinks needs to be done. To read the article, click on the link below. Call for Rugby concussion awareness lessons at grassroots  ...

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