New Zealand Rugby is always focused on eliminating ‘serious injuries’ from the game.
Serious injuries are those that have the potential to result in any type of permanent disablement to players.
It is the responsibility of the team coach, manager, or designated ‘Injury Officer’ to ensure that any serious injuries are reported. If you are unsure whether the responsibility for completing the report lies with you or your team.
Please remember that the injury forms you complete and return help New Zealand Rugby plan strategies that will reduce the impact injuries have on your team. They also enable proper management of injuries, to ensure that seriously injured players are looked after as effectively as possible.
The New Zealand Rugby Foundation(NZRF) has for over 30 years provided support to NZ Rugby Players (and their families) who suffer serious total and permanent injuries playing our national game. It provides comfort to all players that if the unimaginable happens, there is support and partnership for life.
The focus of the New Zealand Rugby Foundation is: