ARU Concussion Guidance (Rugby Public) 2014
The Australian Rugby Union provides guidance regarding concussion which applies to everyone involved in Rugby across Australia.
At all times, players, parents, coaches and officials need to act in the best interest of player safety and welfare by taking responsibility for the recognition, removal and referral of players to a medical doctor and then ensuring concussion is appropriately managed according to the guidelines.
Under the guidelines:
People involved in Rugby should familiarise themselves with the full guidelines outlined in:
This summary is prepared specifically for the rugby public and is not a medical document.
Additional Concussion Resources
Research Collaboration Application
The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) Concussion Advisory Group (CAG) has developed a process to support research collaboration around concussion in rugby union. Collaboration applications, together with ethics approval from a recognized academic institution, are reviewed by the CAG. Each application is assessed on it's merit and practical implementation.
The IRB has announced its match officials list for the second stage of the 2014 IRB Junior World Championships overnight, with two Australians appointed to referee two of the games in New Zealand on Sunday.
We’re excited to announce that Australian Rugby will be moving to a new online system for national competition management and participant registration for the 2014 Rugby Sevens season and the 2015 club Rugby season.
We’re set for an exciting year with plenty to look forward to in 2014, including our Qantas Men’s Sevens team competing in the Commonwealth Games (July), the Women’s Rugby World Cup in France (August) and the launch of a new domestic competition – the National Rugby Championship (August).