Any sport involving physical contact has inherent dangers and Scottish Rugby is committed to reducing the risks of serious injury through the implementation of its Are You Ready to Play Rugby? Policies.
It is the responsibility of those who coach or teach the game to ensure that players are prepared in a manner which ensures safe practices. It is also the responsibility of players to ensure that they participate in a manner which complies with the laws of the game and is safe and responsible.
Rugby is a physical contact sport. Injuries can and do occur as a result of playing rugby, either through isolated injuries or through continuous playing of the game over time. Participants should always consider their own fitness before commencing the playing of rugby and before any game. Participants should take their own medical advice before playing and especially following an injury (following concussion this is mandatory). More on injury management including injury prevention and injury reporting procedures.
Player Welfare Regulations
Further information on Scottish Rugby's Player Welfare Regulations is available by clicking on the boxes below: