Injury Prevention and Risk Management
Welcome to the Injury Prevention and Risk Management strand.
The online modules in this strand:
- should help you to manage the inherent risks of a contact sport by putting appropriate safeguards in place
- provide a structured exercise programme to reduce injuries in youth and adult community rugby.
These modules are useful for all participants in our game, whether players, coaches, parents, officials, volunteers, or administrators.
A structured exercise programme to reduce injuries in youth and adult community rugby
Everybody involved in organising and playing Rugby has a duty of care in relation to the players. The Rugby Ready programme is intended to raise awareness of good practice and help stakeholders manage the inherent risks of a contact sport by putting appropriate safeguards in place.
Player welfare is World Rugby’s number one priority. We continually work to ensure our stakeholders can access high quality, up to date training and education opportunities supported by a wide range of resources to help them to make our game safer and better. With an average of 176 tackles per game, it is vital to ensure that all players (and coaches) can perform (and coach) the tackle safely and effectively. The Tackle Ready programme provides an in-depth framework which focuses on five key stages, each with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).