Rugby is a contact sport therefore 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 appropriate medical facilitator.

RFU regulation 9 Player safety, clearly states:

  • Every Rugby Club has appropriate first aid cover and equipment, which has been determined by a risk assessment.
  • Access to a telephone to ensure the emergency services can be called
  • There is a clear vehicular access for an ambulance or other emergency vehicles

This link will aid clubs to assess their first aid needs:

RFU First Aid in Rugby

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

All players 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

RFU HeadCase

IRB Regulation

IRB Player Welfare

Concussion assessment SCAT3 tools

Concussion SCAT3

Pocket SCAT3