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Rugby Safety

Smart Rugby has now been operational in Australia for over ten years and has been updated annually to reflect the changes the way the game is played and referred. To that end, our injury data for catastrophic injuries has declined markedly since the inception of this program.

It is essential that everyone who is involved in the game does so with the knowledge of making the environment as safe as possible, staying up-to-date in the techniques and Laws of the game is a responsibility that applies to all of us.


The defining characteristics of Rugby Union are integrity, passion, solidarity, discipline and respect.

These core values enable participants to immediately understand the character of the game and what makes it distinctive as a sport which is played by people of all shapes and sizes.


Integrity is central to the fabric of the game and is generated through honesty and fair play.


Rugby provides a unifying spirit that leads to life-long friendships, camaraderie, teamwork and loyalty which transcends cultural, geographic, political and religious differences.


Discipline is an integral part of the game both on and off the field and is reflected through adherence to the laws, the regulations and rugby’s core values


Respect for team-mates, opponents, match officials and those involved in the game is paramount.

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