The RFU places a real emphasis on player welfare and concussion is an important player safety issue within the game. We have therefore developed this dedicated website and the HEADCASE awareness campaign in collaboration with Headway, the brain injury charity, as a major part of our ongoing strategy to improve the awareness and management of concussion in rugby union and sport in general. This builds on the “Use Your Head” awareness campaign run in 2006/07 and the embedding of concussion information in coach and referee education courses and resources.
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There are dedicated sections addressing the assessment, treatment and impact of concussion for each group involved in rugby, be they players, coaches, match officials, parents, teachers or health care professionals – use the links on the left for information relevant to you.
The information contained in this site is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to be a substitute for appropriate medical advice or care. If you believe that you or someone under your care has sustained a concussion we strongly recommend that you contact a qualified health care professional for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. The authors have made responsible efforts to include accurate and timely information. However they make no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy of the information contained and specifically disclaim any liability in connection with the content on this site.