The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) and the International Rugby Board (IRB) encourages Clubs and Schools to take following recommended measures to ensure that the game is both safe and enjoyable to play.
The ARU Medical and Safety Recommendations are outlined for the Management of Injury (both Medical Requirements for Player Care, and Management of Serious Injury) and Safety Requirements in the interest of player safety.
ARU Medical Safety & Recommendations (pdf - 243kb).
ARU Medical & Safety Poster (pdf - 1,025mb).
The IRB has introduced new IRB Concussion Guidelines, and approved amendments to IRB Regulation 10 Medical – 1. Concussion at the meeting of IRB Council (May 2011), both effective immediately.
For more information view Concussion Management Guidelines.