Rugby is a physically demanding sport and injuries can occur. However, there are steps you can take to reduce the risk of injury.


RugbySmart (external link) is a comprehensive approach to preventing injuries.

It is about keeping players where coaches and supporters want them: on the field.

The main goal of RugbySmart is to lift team performance by ensuring players are physically and technically at their peak before they put their bodies on the line.


RugbySmart is based on ACC SportSmart (external link) – an online resource that is based on international research.

It is guided by nine principles, with the goal of helping you get the most out of your game.

Reviewed: 28 June 2016