SmartRugby is Australian Rugby’s Occupational Health & Safety program which helps to provide a safe environment for all players at all levels. Incorporating the practices of the SmartRugby into your training sessions will help to ensure you are coaching your players to be capable and confident in contact.
Over 15,000 coaches and match officials in Australia receive their SmartRugby safety qualification each year. Their dedication helps to make our game safer and more enjoyable to play.
The following modules will assist you in your program throughout the year.
- Playing Smart (Booklet Guide)
- Technical Program
- Injury Management (including Concussion Management Guidelines)
The Playing Smart guide outlines how the program operates and provides up-to-date information on Rugby injuries and common prevention measures.
The Technical Program concentrates on the aspects of Rugby identified as being responsible for injuries and recommends best practice to achieve effective, safe Rugby. Here you will find our video library for all safety aspects of the game.
The Injury Management module focuses directly on the serious injury protocols
and medical and safety recommendations that clubs and schools should have in
place to minimise the impact of injuries.
The Concussion Management module allows coaches, players and match officials to keep up- to- date with the guidelines for use by medical practitioners and/or healthcare professionals, as well as, clubs/schools, coaches/ teachers, team management/support staff, match officials and players/parents.