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RFU Community Rugby Injury Surveillance Project (CRISP)
About the Project

The Community Rugby Injury Surveillance Project is a national programme funded by the Rugby Football Union Injured Players Foundation on behalf of Community Rugby as part of a commitment to reduce injuries within rugby.
The Project is co-ordinated by members of the Sport, Health & Exercise Science Research Group in the Department for Health.
Background
Rugby union has one of the highest reported injury incidence rates compared with other team sports, with the potential for severe injuries. While detailed information is available for Premiership rugby, it may not be appropriate to assume that these injury patterns reflect those of the Community game.
To understand more about the causes of injury and how to reduce injuries it is important that a programme of injury surveillance is established for Community rugby. Obtaining more information on the number, type and causes of match-play injuries will allow for more effective strategies to deal with prevention and rehabilitation.
This project will establish a programme to collect information about the incidence, type and severity of injuries which occur during match play over various playing levels below the Guinness Premiership and the Championship in English club rugby (RFU levels 3-9).
Beccles RUFC is participating in the project this season and players cooperation and participation in the process is essential, so if you see me carrying a clip board or ask you to do another questionnaire or form please don’t run away. Your input is valuable, not only to the RFU put to the club, so we can take further steps in producing the best player care of any club in the area at our level.

Thanks again
Jonathan Pitts

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Concussion Info Download the attached documents to see all the latest info from the RFU about concussion.

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