Immediate Care in Rugby

A Level 2 course available for registered physiotherapists under PBNZ and registered Medical Practitioners under MCNZ.

Immediate Care in Rugby (ICIR) is a 2-day course that introduces healthcare professionals to the skills and equipment required provide immediate care to players who may suffer a life or limb threatening injury or medical condition on the field. The course will be a mix of theory and practical learning, delivered by an experienced faculty, made up of some of our most experienced physios, emergency medicine and sports medicine specialists. 

Candidates will be assessed by both a MCQ and practical exam to ensure their competence to deliver appropriate pitch-side medical care after completion of the course. 

Who should attend?

This course is available to registered physiotherapists under PBNZ and registered Medical Practitioners under MCNZ. Due to the MCNZ scope of practice for junior doctors, this course is not available to those at Trainee Intern, PGY1 and PGY2 level.  


For those involved with a team at Heartland level and above or Match Day Staff the cost of the course is covered by NZR.  

For those not connected to a team at this level, there will be a fee of $1000 incl gst. Please let us know if your place of work will be invoiced for this course and provide a contact e-mail address for the accounts team. 

Pre-course requirements:

Every candidate is required to complete the following modules before the start of the course.  

  1. World Rugby Passport - Immediate Care in Rugby  
  2. World Rugby Passport - Concussion Management for Doctors and Health Care Professionals 
  3. World Rugby Passport - Medical Protocols for Match Day Medical Staff 
  4. World Rugby Passport - Concussion Management for Match Day Medical Staff using the HIA Protocol 
  5. World Rugby Passport - Mindset – A Mental Health Resource for Team Doctors (TEAM DOCTORS ONLY) 

How to register

1. Select a course below and click register.

2. Complete the form and submit.

3. On receipt of registration, we will confirm your spot.

Upcoming courses






  Hamilton (Venue TBC) 20-21 May 8:00am - 5:00pm Course Full

Auckland (Venue TBC)

26-27 June

8:00am - 5:00pm Course Full

Mercure Queenstown Resort

18-19 November

8:00am - 5:00pm Register

Registration of interest

If you're interested in completing a course and there isn't one available that suits, please contact us below and we'll be in touch when one becomes available.

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