Player Welfare


Experts in sports medicine, neurology and other disciplines meet every couple of years to review the management of concussion.

To date, four of these meetings have taken place including Vienna (2001), Prague (2004) and Zurich (2008) and Zurich (2012).

Sports organisations including the International Rugby Board (IRB), FIFA, Federation Equestrian International (FEI), International Hockey Federation (IHF) and International Olympic Committee (IOC) attend this conference.

Following each of these meetings, an international consensus statement is published detailing guidelines related to the management of concussion.

The International Rugby Board (IRB) have participated in developing these guidelines for the game of rugby union.


IRFU Concussion Guide – download here

Concussion Fact Sheet for Athletes – download here

IRB Regulation 10 – download here