Updated RFU Headcase Resources

  • September 29, 2023

Updated RFU Headcase Resources

The RFU recently updated its Headcase materials, which can be accessed from here. The resources include the e-learning Headcase Concussion Awareness module that all match officials should have completed.

Mike Hull, Chairman of Training & Development, said:

“It is worth stressing again the following points:

  • Concussion must be taken extremely seriously to safeguard the safety and long-term health of players.
  • If during a match a player is concussed or has suspected concussion, that player must be removed permanently from the playing area (Law 3.24).
  • There is no provision for the elite-level Head Injury Assessment (HIA) protocol to be used in the community game.
  • For the avoidance of doubt, the match official must not allow a player who has suffered a concussion or suspected concussion to return to the field of play, even if it is claimed that the player was assessed by a medical practitioner.”

If you have any questions about Headcase, please do not hesitate to contact your grade mentor or Mike Hull.