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An Irishman Abroad – Guest Podcast Episode: Roger Wilson

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An Irishman Abroad with Jarlath Regan | Guest: Roger Wilson: Episode 303 Concussion was for a long time considered “just part of the game” of American Football. Then a string of tragic cases and the Will Smith movie “Concussion” changed the thinking of the community. Roger Wilson the former Ireland, Ulster and Barbarians player explains […]

Tackling Concussion Head On – Former Ulster star trying to change American football

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Article by Michael Morrow, BBC Sport NI – Click here for original article The high school near Roger Wilson’s Texas home gives an indication of the strength of the USA’s love affair with American football. Its stadium boasts a capacity identical to the former Ulster player’s old stomping ground during his days as a professional […]

Former Ulster backrow moves to Dallas to tackle American Football’s biggest problem


Article by Jack O’Toole – After 14 years in professional rugby, Roger Wilson decided to pack up his bags and move his young family to Dallas, Texas. Wilson had spent four years in England with the Northampton Saints between 2008 and 2012 but this was a much bigger move to a much different place […]

TackleSmart | The Art of Living Beautifully

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Article by Lauren Palmer – November 7 2018 Today I would like to introduce you to a dynamic, necessary, and power house of a business, TackleSmart, owned by Irish transplant and former professional Rugby player Roger Wilson. With over 350 professional games under his belt, Roger retired last year as a player with the highest […]