Former players issue proceedings against governing bodies over brain damage

Legal proceedings are set to be launched on Monday against World Rugby, the RFU and the Welsh Rugby Union as rugby's dementia crisis continues.
25 July 2022

Progressive Rugby’s Tim Stimpson calls for more clarity and consistency on new concussion rules

Former England full-back Tim Stimpson believes there needs to be more clarity and consistency around the new elite concussion protocols which have been recently introduced by World Rugby.
23 June 2022

Alix Popham: It is ludicrous these changes aren't happening now

Former Wales flanker Alix Popham has told TRU that it is ‘ludicrous’ a reduction in contact training won't be a mandatory requirement straight away.
24 September 2021

Tim Stimpson Interview: We love the intensity of rugby but we don’t want it to come at a price

The former Leicester Tiger is part of the lobby group, Progressive Rugby, and is keen to see the research around reducing concussions move further into the scientific realm.
26 May 2021

James Haskell and Jamie Cudmore launch Progressive Rugby lobby group

A group led by James Haskell and Jamie Cudmore have called for urgent health and safety reforms in the sport as they aim to protect players from the life-threatening consequences that come from repeated concussive and sub-concussive injuries.
18 February 2021

Series Three: Looseheadz x TRU Podcast: Jamie Cudmore

The Looseheadz x TRU podcasts continue as we are joined by Jamie Cudmore to discuss concussion in rugby as well as his journey in the game.
17 February 2021

Rugby needs to ‘change its culture’ over concussion injuries

Dr Matthew Attwood of Cardiff Met University believes the resources are already out there to help reduce the number of concussion injuries
23 December 2020

Why wearable technologies could create more informed decisions around head injuries

Northumbria University are conducting extensive research into concussion injuries by testing wearable technologies on their leading rugby teams.
22 December 2020

Jamie Roberts: Concussion cases will help improve player protection

Dragons and Wales star Jamie Roberts hopes the concussion cases in rugby will allow the sport to build on the 'significant' protocols which are already in place.
18 December 2020

Adam Hughes Exclusive: I hope my story can send out a strong message

The former Dragons and Exeter centre is the youngest player to join the legal action against rugby’s authorities and he spoke exclusively to Talking Rugby Union.
18 December 2020

Legal action on concussion launched by former players against governing bodies

A further six former players have joined the concussion legal action launched against rugby authorities.
17 December 2020

I felt incredibly well looked after during my playing days - Conor O’Shea

Conor O’Shea has admitted he felt ‘incredibly well looked after’ throughout his playing career and believes there are constant improvements being made to reduce the risk of concussion in rugby union.
11 December 2020

Greg Bateman Exclusive: Concussion problems need to be addressed sooner rather than later

Dragons forward Greg Bateman believes concussion in rugby must be looked at “sooner rather than later" after some former players have claimed the sport has given them permanent brain damage.
11 December 2020

Rugby and concussions: An insight from Leicester Tigers club doctor Kal Parmar

This week, TRU's Ben Mercer chatted to Kal Parmar, Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine, about concussion in the game, what’s being done and whether the new initiatives have benefitted players.
14 March 2019

Protecting Players: World Rugby concussion special

By it’s very nature rugby is a physical game and as players at the elite level are getting stronger, World Rugby is taking a proactive evidence based approach to player welfare to protect players at all levels…
20 September 2016

Is World Rugby learning from the NFL's experience with concussions?

Renowned Catastrophic Injury Solicitor, David Sears, has welcomed news that World Rugby has appointed concussion experts for the 2015 Rugby World Cup as a move away from an over-reliance on professional players having to admit their symptoms.
13 October 2015

Kevin McLaughlin retires due to concussion

Former Ireland flanker Kevin McLaughlin is the latest in a worrying trend of rugby stars forced to prematurely retire from the game due to concussion-related issues.
22 September 2015

Cudmore back in the mix after concussion nightmare

A month of mood swings, headaches and insomnia almost forced Canada captain Jamie Cudmore to abandon his World Cup plans and retire this summer.
9 September 2015

Brown: Concussion calls for caution

Mike Brown admitted he would adopt a "cautious" approach in recovering from his latest concussion setback.
2 April 2015

Brown's concussion keeps him out

England full-back Mike Brown has been ruled out of Sunday's RBS 6 Nations match against Ireland after suffering a setback in his recovery from concussion, the Rugby Football Union has announced.
25 February 2015