Scottish Rugby Concussion Guidance

What is concussion?

Concussion is a traumatic brain injury resulting in a disturbance of brain function. There are many symptoms of concussion; common ones being headache, dizziness, memory or concentration disturbance or balance problems.

It can be very difficult to tell concussion apart from other more serious injuries, such as bleeding on the brain. Concussion is a serious concern, not just in rugby but in other sports and in everyday life.

The Scottish Sports Concussion Guidance was launched in 2015, making Scotland the first nation to adopt concussion guidelines for all sports. Scottish Rugby takes the issue of concussion extremely seriously.

Our Concussion Policy provides advice and guidance for clubs and schools, players and their families and the volunteers who are the heartbeat of our game. The Policy is in line with World Rugby guidance and the Scottish Sport Concussion Guidance.