RFU REGULATION 9 (PLAYER SAFETY)

RFU Regulation 9 states, “Safety is of paramount importance. Therefore, it is essential for those involved in the Game to consider their own safety, and the safety of others at all times.”

They should familiarise themselves with any specific responsibilities that may be applicable to them, as set out in various documents issued by the RFU and/or World Rugby from time to time.

Regulation 9 includes:

  • Immediate care and/or first aid provision
  • Head Injuries and Concussion
  • Reporting Injuries
  • Health Care Professional Workers.

Other relevant regulations and guidance documents for schools

  • Regulation 15: Age Grade Rugby
  • Age Grade Rugby Codes of Practice
  • Regulation 20: Anti-Doping and Illicit Drugs
  • Regulation 21: Safeguarding.

Schools and Colleges are responsible for ensuring they operate within all RFU regulations. Not adhering to and/or acting outside of RFU regulations may invalidate the cover of the RFUs or their own additional liability insurance.

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