Rugby

Head injuries in Rugby Part 3: The key evidence and law change advice

2017-08-03: This is part 3 of the 3-part series on head injuries in rugby. It explores the two most interesting and relevant findings of the…

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Head injuries part 2: What makes a tackle risky?

2017-07-31: This is the second installment in a series of articles translating recent research I published on the risk of head injuries during rugby. This…

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Head injuries in Rugby, Part 1: Principle & high-level view

2017-07-27: World Rugby recently changed and clarified laws around the high tackle in an attempt to reduce the number of concussions in the sport. That…

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Has rugby applied high tackle laws, or have referees stopped enforcing them?

2017-04-26: Rugby introduced new high tackle laws with stricter sanctions for high tackles, aimed at lowering the height to reduce head injury risk. Recent criticism…

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Talent ID & Development: IAAF Level 5 and USATF Level 3 lectures

2016-12-08: I’ve spent the last week, a very stimulating one, at the IMG Academy in Brandenton Florida, where I’ve lectured on the IAAF Level 5 and…

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2016 publications: From the armchair to the site, via these journals

2016-10-18: Much of what you read here on this site is my attempt to translate the research I'm interested in, and which can be applied to…

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Banning the tackle in rugby: A lesson in A vs Z

2016-03-03: A group of 70 academics and doctors proposed this week that tackling should be banned for children playing rugby. Would this work? Is…

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2015 Genie: Three wishes for the year

2015-01-03: Three wishes for 2015 - a doping focus on a sport other than cycling, more head-to-head competition, and less force-feeding of cherries and extreme science.…

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Rugby World Cup: The ref debate

2011-10-23: It’s been a long time between posts – busy work periods, lack of inspiration, lack of news stories (well, that’s not entirely true!), but pick…

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