Tag Archives: IRB

Healy not looking at lengthy sentence

One thing we’ve learned from ugly optics on the rugby field is that what you see is not always what you get. So the seemingly awful stamp of Cian Healy on the ankle of Dan Cole was actually not as … Continue reading

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Independent medics to make a safer game

There is hope that the light at the end of the tunnel is not an oncoming train. At last the IRB are introducing independent medics to improve their concussion protocol, and it will start on a trial basis in next … Continue reading

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Paddy O’Brien shifts sideways

  The IRB will soon be advertising for a new referees manager as Paddy O’Brien is shifting sideways onto the Sevens circuit. The decision will be confirmed on Monday. This will be presented by the IRB as O’Brien’s decision, and … Continue reading

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Brace yourself for more World Cup trauma

I don’t know whether it will be in the first World Cup game next month, between New Zealand and Tonga, or in the last between whoever makes the final, or indeed in how many games between those points, but you … Continue reading

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