Player Welfare

Any sport involving physical contact has inherent dangers. Through its policies Scottish Rugby is committed to reducing those risks. Coaches must ensure that players are prepared in a safe manner. Players must comply with the laws of the game and must participate in a safe and responsible manner.

Injury Management

Rugby is a physical contact sport. Injuries can and do occur as a result of playing rugby, either through the effects of an isolated incident or through the cumulative effects of playing of the game over time. Participants should always consider their own fitness before training and before taking part in any game. Participants should also take their own medical advice before playing and especially following an injury. Following concussion the return to play protocols are mandatory.

Click on injury management for more on this topic 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:

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