Monthly Archives: October 2015

The elephants in the dressing rooms

We express awe and act as if we’re watching superhumans create and collide, but rugby’s record on drugs is mud although few in the know are willing to ask questions, writes Ewan MacKenna.  “There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way who nods […]

Playing with their hearts, and their heads

The NFL learnt an expensive and devastating lesson from concussion, but in rugby the same mistakes are being made and an horrific epidemic is coming down the tracks, writes Ewan MacKenna.  Kevin McLaughlin is one of the lucky ones. He may not feel it this week as, at just 31, he’s lost his job, career and […]