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ConcussEd: an exclusive interview with Dr Stephanie Adams

It appeared in the media recently with professional rugby players filing lawsuits and many sports governing bodies facing criticism about their lack of concussion prevention protocols. But what can non-elite athletes, students, and supporters within the sports community do? The Student spoke to Dr Stephanie Adams, founder of ConcussEd about the group and what we can do as a community […]

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Sport

Oceans Apart reviewed: a daring exposé of Pacific rugby

This shocking and impactful documentary is a must watch for all rugby fans. Created by former Samoa player, Dan Leo, who was dropped from the national team for being too outspoken on the issues of corruption within the union, Oceans Apart shows the almost dystopian position of Pacific Island rugby players, stuck between a union […]

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Film

Five festive films to make you feel merry and bright

If you’re looking for something to watch to get you ready for the holidays, this (not exhaustive) list is a great place to start. These classic Christmas movies, fun animations, and wackier picks should get everyone involved and ready for the festive season, whether they are friends, family or strangers you’ve picked up off the […]

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Sport

Women in rugby: a story of changing perceptives

Rugby has long been known as a “men’s game”. The reasons often quoted for this are physicality, injuries, and competitiveness. But this mentality is being challenged by the growth of the women’s game – girls of all ages are engaging in the sport with no lack of physicality or competitiveness. But are we doing enough […]

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Sport

Can you be too small for uni rugby?

The old adage of “you’re too small to play rugby” is still ever present in our sport today. From young children just starting out in the sport being told they’re too small to play under-9s rugby, all the way to international levels where a “size advantage” is exactly that: an advantage. But how much does […]