The Rugby Football Union has announced major changes to concussion management throughout the English professional game.
A joint initiative between the RFU, Premiership Rugby and the Rugby Players’ Association has placed a sharp focus on concussion awareness and education, game-day management and graduated return to action for players who have suffered concussion.
As part of the plans, players, coaches and referees will be required to complete a new mandatory online concussion module within a two-month period. This will apply to all male-registered Premiership and Championship players over 18 and contracted England Sevens players. In the women’s game, England representative players over the age of 18, coaches and referees will be asked to complete the course.
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