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Injury management

Visit World Rugby’s Law Education web site at: worldrugby.org/laws

  • Check who the first aider is covering the game and where they will be located
  • Confirm any signals to be used
  • If a player is injured and continuation of play would be dangerous, the referee must stop play
  • Players must not wear any items of clothing that are contaminated by blood
  • Players who have an open or bleeding wound must leave the playing area and must not return until the bleeding is controlled and the wound has been covered