The RugbySafe Essential Guides provide information on player welfare and safety related topics and frequently asked questions.
Important Notice: Any advice provided by the RFU in relation to specific injuries, illnesses or disabilities is only general advice and it should not be used as a substitute for the individual advice patients receive when they consult their own doctor. Individuals are advised to consult their own General Practitioner or Hospital Consultant for specific advice on their condition and/or fitness to train for or play rugby.
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It is important to be aware of what clothing is acceptable for rugby activity, how clothing needs to comply with World Rugby (WR) regulations and that there are some banned items.
It is important to be aware of what protective equipment is allowed to be worn during any rugby activity. The Protective Equipment Essential Guide provides information on what protective equipment is allowed, the World Ruby compliance regulation and any specifically banned items.
The following are all key information and template documents that can be used by clubs, schools, colleges and universities when putting plans and provisions in place to ensure a safe playing environment.