•We believe rugby has a role to play in keeping people active, healthy and engaged.
•It is crucial that we remember other non-physical positive benefits of rugby for all ages, including increasing confidence, self-esteem, self-discipline and building character, as well as the physical benefits of engaging in enjoyable exercise whilst working as part of a team.
•We believe that the character and health benefits of playing the sport far outweigh the risk of injury.
•Through collaboration with World Rugby and with the foremost experts in the field, we use evidence-based research to implement best-practices at all levels of the game and produce technical welfare guidance documents so that everyone involved can have the skills to ensure safe enjoyment of the game.
With the help of its expert medical commission and the research and recommendations by World Rugby, the FSR has developed an extensive set of measures and recommendations centered on player welfare, which will be available to its clubs. These are being deployed over the course of several seasons, in the following areas: