In 2017 the ARU will be conducting a ‘Blue Card’ trial in regards to the management of Concussion for both Juniors and Senior competitions.
The Blue Card Trial is part of an extended Player Welfare and Safety initiative from the ARU to assist with the recognition and removal of players with concussion or symptoms of a suspected concussion. The ARU has identified two trial regions – Hunter and ACT – as the study base for 2017.
The ARU will be delivering information sessions in both these areas. All local rugby stakeholders (Match Officials, Coaches, Medical Staff) are invited to attend these sessions to gain a clearer understanding of the trial program, its aims, objectives, and procedural implications within these competitions.