Over recent years the risks and consequences of concussion have become as much a part of rugby as the traditional aspects of the game and RugbySafe includes the education of players, administrators and spectators, especially parents, in the identification and management of concussion.
CRFU as the constituent body endorses and applies the provisions and guidelines as mandated by the RFU for the welfare and protection of all concerned in the sport. If there are any questions as to how the guidelines are to be applied then the first point of contact should be the RugbySafe lead in the club who can, in turn seek advice from the CRFU RugbySafe representative.
In age grade rugby, coaches, teachers and parents must encourage players to report concussions that occur during games and training sessions, and to report concussions that occur out of rugby. It is also essential that parents communicate with both the school and club to ensure there is full understanding and cooperation in the management of a player’s suspected concussion and their return to learning and playing.
In adult rugby, coaches and team mates must encourage players to report concussions occurring during games and training sessions, and to report concussions that occur out of rugby.
The Activate injury prevention exercise programme has been shown to significantly reduce the occurrence of all injuries, including concussion, by a significant margin.
The RFU’s HEADCASE concussion education programme has several modules and resources
Graduated Return to Play Guideline & Headcase Pitchside Cards available to download in the PDF link