Player welfare is NZ Rugby’s priority which is why we’re introducing the Blue Card Concussion Initiative. Concussion can be serious and requires proper rest and management. Referees will issue a Blue Card to players who sustain a head knock during a rugby game and demonstrate symptoms of concussion. When issued a Blue Card, the player must leave the field of play and can’t return during the match.
The Blue Card aims to:
The Blue Card Concussion Initiative extends our player welfare protocols. It helps everyone in rugby better manage this potentially serious injury.
The player must leave the game, and can’t return to play in that match. The player must then:
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