Underlining its ongoing commitment to player welfare, the IRFU have announced a long-term research partnership with the University of Limerick focusing on injury monitoring and prevention in the amateur game.
50 IRFU referees gathered in the UL Arena recently for their annual conference. Referee Development Manager Peter Fitzgibbon talks us through the fitness tests and law updates as the referees prepare for the new season.
Stephen R Hilditch, an Honorary Life member of Grosvenor RFC, Belfast was enrolled as the 129th President of the Irish Rugby Football Union at today's annual Council meeting, held at the Aviva Stadium.
Philip Browne, Chief Executive of the Irish Rugby Football Union, has warned that the IRFU can no longer be the 'lender of last resort' for the professional game as the governing body does not have the capacity to absorb ever increasing player wage inflation.