Rugby is a contact sport, so players may become injured at some point in their playing career.  It is important that these players receive the appropriate first aid whilst on the pitch and are sign-posted to the relevant medical facilitator.

RFU Regulation 9.3

All clubs and those involved in arranging any rugby activity must ensure that:

a. there is an appropriate level of immediate care and/or first aid cover, and
equipment provided for that rugby activity as determined by a risk assessment.
Further guidance for different rugby activity is set out in the RugbySafe First Aid
and Immediate Care Provision Guidelines.

b. there is access to a telephone to ensure that the emergency services can be
contacted immediately when needed; and

c. there is clear vehicular access for an ambulance or other emergency vehicle.

Regulation 9 can be viewed in full here


All players must consider their own fitness before any training or match.

Any player with suspected or confirmed concussion must comply with IRB Regulation 10 and any requirements issues by the RFU.

Below are the links for this:

RFU HeadCase website has very good guidance

Concussion assessment SCAT3 tools

Concussion SCAT3

Pocket SCAT3


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