World Rugby has adopted temporary substitution for head injuries at the elite level into Law 3.10, further underscoring the governing body's commitment to evidence-based research driving player welfare enhancements for players at all levels of the sport.
It was the greatest final day of rugby's 'Greatest Championship' and it is out now on DVD. This two-disc release includes the story of the final day as well as Ireland's RBS 6 Nations title-winning game against Scotland in full.
Aer Lingus today unveiled a newly painted aircraft in 'IRFU and player' branding, following the recent announcement of its partnership deal with the IRFU. 'Green Spirit', an Airbus A320, registration EI-DEO, was painted especially to promote the new partnership.
Aer Lingus was today announced as 'the official airline of the Irish rugby team'. The new partnership will see Ireland's national airline link up with the Irish rugby team, which has risen to third in the World Rugby rankings after back-to-back RBS 6 Nations Championship wins under the helm of Joe Schmidt and his coaching team.
Less than a week after lifting the RBS 6 Nations trophy, Ireland captain Paul O'Connell has won the RBS Player of the Championship award. Securing over 26% of the public vote, the Limerick man received the backing of 18,842 fans.
The final day of the 2015 RBS 6 Nations Championship more than lived up to its billing of 'Super Saturday' with a record 221 points and 27 tries scored, smashing the former marks for a round of RBS 6 Nations rugby. Previously the highest tally of points from a three-match round was 196 on February 17, 2001, while the most tries had been 23 in the final round in 2007.
The 2015 RBS 6 Nations produced an unforgettable final round as Paul O'Connell joined former Ireland captains Karl Mullen (1948 and 1949) and Ciaran Fitzgerald (1982 and 1985) as a two-time Championship-winning skipper.
It was nail-biting, nerve shredding and epic! Relive Ireland's RBS 6 Nations Championship day from the squad's arrival at Murrayfield to the trophy presentation in our exclusive tunnel and pitch cam video.
Captain Paul O'Connell said emulating the 1948-1949 Ireland team in winning back-to-back Championships is an incredible achievement for Irish rugby's class of 2015. With the great Jack Kyle having passed away last November, O'Connell felt there might have been someone watching down at them as their hard work paid off with a title-clinching win over Scotland.