iRB Position on Concussion and Player Welfare

Martin Raftery, the International Rugby Board’s Chief Medical Officer, has underlined the governing body’s ongoing commitment to promoting the best possible player welfare standards through strong concussion prevention, education, management and research programmes.

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“We have a very clear message to the Rugby family – ‘If in doubt, sit it out’. Players, coaches, medics, parents and officials at all levels of the Game should all recognise the symptoms of concussion and remove any player from the field of play who they suspect to be concussed,” Raftery added. “They must not return.”