“The well-being and safety of the global rugby family is, and always has been, World Rugby’s number one priority. We take that responsibility very seriously and we are deeply concerned about our past, present and future players “, begins the statement issued by the mother entity of rugby.
The message continues: “Therefore, we ensure that players are at the center of discussions through International Rugby Players, and that is why we value and encourage constructive debate, respect opinions and listen to suggestions in order to advance the well-being and safety of the player.
We are progressive, so as medical and scientific knowledge and understanding of society evolve, rugby evolves in tandem. We are always guided by medical and scientific consensus to inform our concussion education, prevention and management strategies.
Clearly, these members of our rugby family love rugby and want it to be the best it can be. We also. We are encouraged that the group is promoting a series of initiatives that are already operational or being considered, and we are open to constructive meetings with them regarding their proposals. “