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World Rugby is helping raise concussion awareness among Rugby players, coaches and officials at all levels of the game – from the professional level down to school children.
The World Rugby Concussion Management website offers a wide range of head injury and concussion educational resources including interactive modules. Viewers can also test their concussion knowledge online.
Martin Raftery, World Rugby’s Chief Medical Officer, confirmed that any changes to the game will likely focus on tackling as part of an analysis of 900 videos of rugby player concussion incidents. According to CBC News, a young Canadian high school rugby player died this year after two head injuries a few days apart.