Business of Sport: Lights out: rugby's concussion problem

Despite lots of debate, the lack of data on concussions means rugby is still in the dark about a problem that kills players.

12th October, 2014

Ireland's clash against New Zealand in last year's autumn internationals will forever be remembered as the day the national team came within a whisker of sporting immortality by almost beating the All Blacks.

Thanks to team doctor Eanna Falvey, however, the day had perhaps more significance, according to Cliff Beirne, a consultant at the Sports Surgery Clinic in Santry.

Falvey refused to let Brian O'Driscoll return to the field - in what was certain to...

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