Concussion Statement

Concussion Statement

June 2017

'HKCR places player welfare above all else in our game.

We are aware of the controversies regarding concussion in contact sports. As early as 2013 we set up a concussion working group comprising medical experts, coaches, referees and players. HKCR was the first rugby union in the world to introduce a comprehensive, union wide concussion policy including the mandatory removal of all potentially concussed players at all levels from mini rugby to the premiership. We run educational workshops for players, referees, coaches, parents and management staff and screen injured athletes through our medical program. We do not take concussion lightly and provide concussion management and rehabilitation guidance for all players.

We believe that decisions about concussion should be made on the latest available evidence not emotion and will continue to strive to enhance the well-being of all the players who take part in our game.'

Information and resources are available at:

Dr. David Owens

HKCR Chief Medical Officer