Player welfare as weapon and the amazing world of Japanese toilet tech

ROG and the now-married Stephen Ferris talk player welfare in modern rugby, and I talk to Rob Penney about life in Japan and how he looks back on his time with Munster.

The IRFU, Paddy Power and a whole lot of cash

How the IRFU use a bookmaker to mitigate the financial risk of winning the Rugby World Cup. For the Irish Times.

Suspected Concussion Stats from the Ulster Bank League

On amateur concussion stats, or the lack of them, and how they compare to the professionals.

Title win fills IRFU coffers

A report from the IRFU's annual meeting for the Irish Examiner...

An Ireland men’s Sevens team? Not quite. But they’re tipping their toe in the water.

Ireland, without a men's Sevens team since 2009, is sending a team to the u19 Sevens European Championships in Portugal this weekend. I wrote about this for the Irish Examiner.

It’s not the years, it’s the mileage…

When rugby bloggers Whiff of Cordite were wondering about the overuse of Mike Ross and Ruan Pienaar, they asked me to have a look at the numbers...

A Reminder of Declan Kidney’s Successful Career

As the coals of the 2013 Six Nations are raked over it’s probably worth having a wander back through misty memory to recall just how successful Declan Kidney had been in his coaching career up until relatively recently...

Kidney sending a signal to Mike Ross?

Either Gerry Thornley is making stuff up or Declan Kidney is publicly flogging our most crucial player. Or Michael Bent is Clint Newland.