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#Player Welfare

From The42 Schmidt backs player load guidelines issued by IRP Player Welfare

Schmidt backs player load guidelines issued by IRP

International Rugby Players want to ‘change the culture of over-burdening players at all levels of the game’.

From The42 Best offers input as World Rugby outlaws dangerous 'axial loading' in scrums Player Welfare

Best offers input as World Rugby outlaws dangerous 'axial loading' in scrums

The governing body has announced an amendment to its law book.

From The42 45% of international rugby players felt pressure to train or play when not fully fit The Survey Says

45% of international rugby players felt pressure to train or play when not fully fit

The International Rugby Players survey covers injury rates, concussion and club versus country demands.

From The42 'That's a terrific idea' - support for GAA to appoint a Nucifora-type figure to tackle player burnout Player Welfare

'That's a terrific idea' - support for GAA to appoint a Nucifora-type figure to tackle player burnout

GPA chairman Seamus Hickey has backed a suggestion from GAA President John Horan.

From The42 Sexton keen on Australia tour and feels Ireland's freshness told in Grand Slam Player Welfare

Sexton keen on Australia tour and feels Ireland's freshness told in Grand Slam

The Ireland out-half believes the IRFU’s central contracting system is a key strength.

From The42 Former Canada lock summons Clermont to court over concussions Player Welfare

Former Canada lock summons Clermont to court over concussions

The French giants say it is not ‘a complaint against the club’ and that Jamie Cudmore is merely seeking medical expertise.

From The42 Lions tour not alone in punishing tired players in flawed rugby season Player Welfare

Lions tour not alone in punishing tired players in flawed rugby season

Tournament organisers have struggled to deliver a coherent-looking season that comes close to suiting all parties.

From The42 Worcester give captain Van Velze extended break from rugby after latest concussion Using The Head

Worcester give captain Van Velze extended break from rugby after latest concussion

‘The long-term welfare of the player is of utmost importance.’

'We don't just aim to create great players, but great individuals'

Former Ireland star Marcus Horan among expert group driving player welfare.

From The42 'You’re always focused on the result and that's dangerous when there are players at stake' Player Welfare

'You’re always focused on the result and that's dangerous when there are players at stake'

Concussion was one of the big issues discussed at the recent GAA Coaching Conference.

From The42 US Soccer bans children aged 10 or under from heading the ball Radical Change

US Soccer bans children aged 10 or under from heading the ball

The guidelines were drawn up to resolve a legal case launched in federal court in California

From The42 The GPA issue statement in wake of Clare hurling controversy Player Welfare

The GPA issue statement in wake of Clare hurling controversy

The Banner have been rocked recently by the departure of Davy O’Halloran and Nicky O’Connell.

From The42 George North is 'not a happy man' to be left out of Wales team, according to Warren Gatland Head Over Heart

George North is 'not a happy man' to be left out of Wales team, according to Warren Gatland

Winger given ‘extended recovery period’ because of concussion suffered last November.

From The42 Dessie Farrell thinks capping training could drive players away from the GAA Player Welfare

Dessie Farrell thinks capping training could drive players away from the GAA

Farrell responded to the recent discussion about player welfare.

From The42 GPA set to build 'The Institute' to help with personal development of players Player Welfare

GPA set to build 'The Institute' to help with personal development of players

The representative group today outlined plans to develop a a new facility for its members.

From The42 'That's out of our hands' - Ireland internationals missing at Thomond Park Player Welfare

'That's out of our hands' - Ireland internationals missing at Thomond Park

The IRFU’s management of their leading internationals meant some high-profile absentees last night.

From The42 Footballers' union Fifpro: 'Fans threatened to beat or stab the players' Damning

Footballers' union Fifpro: 'Fans threatened to beat or stab the players'

Incredible details released regarding the toxic environment of the Serbian league.

From The42 FIFA set to introduce three-minute concussion breaks About Time

FIFA set to introduce three-minute concussion breaks

After a string of incidents at the World Cup, football’s governing body prepare to take decisive action.

From The42 Rob Kearney: The days of 'It's just a knock, I'll be fine' are gone Player Welfare

Rob Kearney: The days of 'It's just a knock, I'll be fine' are gone

The Leinster and Ireland fullback talks player welfare and life beyond rugby after his first year as IRUPA chairman.

From The42 International football players' union meets in Dublin to discuss transfer system challenge Player Welfare

International football players' union meets in Dublin to discuss transfer system challenge

FIFPro members begin two-day talks before a visit to Aras an Uachtarain tomorrow.

From The42 Almost 50% of Irish rugby players have hidden a concussion Player Welfare

Almost 50% of Irish rugby players have hidden a concussion

A survey carried out by IRUPA also revealed that one in five players have been concussed between four and five times.

From The42 Reminder: Every Gaelic footballer must wear a mouthguard from January 1st Get Set

Reminder: Every Gaelic footballer must wear a mouthguard from January 1st

The new rule is part of the GAA’s ongoing efforts to safeguard the welfare of players.

From The42 No Jonny Sexton in Racing Métro squad Player Welfare

No Jonny Sexton in Racing Métro squad

The Ireland out-half will be putting his feet up this weekend in Paris.

From The42 'You just want to stay on the field' - George Gregan on concussion Player Welfare

'You just want to stay on the field' - George Gregan on concussion

The former Wallabies scrum-half says he believes the game has moved forward in protecting players.

From The42 IRB calling for Six Nations to adopt concussion protocols Head Injuries

IRB calling for Six Nations to adopt concussion protocols

The world rugby body points out that their pitch-side assessments have reduced dangerous incidents in this area.

From The42 Jonny Sexton: Time to develop a global rugby season to protect players Player Welfare

Jonny Sexton: Time to develop a global rugby season to protect players

The professional players’ union has urged chiefs to draw up a new plan.

From TheJournal.ie Column: I thought I was just trying to beat depression in a one-off fight A Footballer's Story

Column: I thought I was just trying to beat depression in a one-off fight

Cavan GAA player Alan O’Mara shares his personal experience of living with depression.

From The42 Two more years: €900k provided to GAA for Player Grants Scheme Player Welfare

Two more years: €900k provided to GAA for Player Grants Scheme

The sum will be provided by the Irish Sports Council in 2013 and 2014, it was announced today.

From The42 'I've cleared things up with Niall Quinn' - PFA boss Gordon Taylor Mind Matters

'I've cleared things up with Niall Quinn' - PFA boss Gordon Taylor

The Sunderland director hit out at the perceived lack assistance players get from the Professional Footballers’ Association but has since had a visit from its chief executive.