A number of people have contributed to the development of the Rugby Ready resources over the last seven years. The commitment and professionalism of these people is gratefully acknowledged.

Editorial team: Mark Harrington (World Rugby), Jock Peggie (World Rugby) and Adam Pearson (Sport Development)

Original Authoring team: Steve Aboud (IRFU), Andy Henderson (Scottish Rugby), Will Feebery (RFU), and Brian O’Shea (IRB Trainer, Australia). Thanks to Leinster Rugby Academy, Dr Conor McCarthy of IRFU, St. Mary’s College RFC, David Keane and Alan Rogan (IRFU Referees), Rhys Thomas (WRU Referee), Skerries RFC, Hartpury College, Gloucester Girls Development Squad, Stuart Terheege (RFU Referee)

2011 review team: Gerry Roberts (WRU), Jock Peggie (Scottish Rugby), Nick Scott (RFU), Norm Mottram (USA), Des Ryan (IRFU), Juan Casajus (UAR), Xavier Torres Vouga (ABR), Sean Mallon (NRB), Mark Hammond (FitKit Pro), Dr Simon Kemp (RFU). Thanks to WRU Centre of Excellence, Paul Williams & Geraint Kathrens & the lads from Neath and Port Talbot College

2014 review team: Neil Graham (Scottish Rugby), Dr Mike England (RFU), Sean Mallon (World Rugby Trainer, Netherlands), Dr Colin Fuller (World Rugby Risk Management Consultant), Malcolm David (Singapore Rugby Union), Alejandro Degano (World Rugby), Mike Luke (World Rugby), Rowly Williams (RFU), Des Ryan (World Rugby Trainer, Ireland). Thanks to Merchiston Castle School, RHC Cougars and Bosman Du Plessis, Chris Lawson and Colin Brett (Scottish Rugby)

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This Rugby Ready product has been developed in the context of the laws applying to accident and injury prevention and medical practice in Ireland. World Rugby (including its operating entity World Rugby Limited and other associated entities) does not accept any responsibility or liability in negligence or otherwise for ensuring that local legal requirements which may exist in any given territory in whether form are complied with.