We care, advocate for and champion the safety of all the players in the game we love.


New Zealand Rugby is committment to best practise player welfare.

Serious injuries are those that have the potential to result in any type of permanent disablement to players.

It is the responsibility of the team coach, manager, or designated ‘Injury Officer’ to ensure that any serious injuries are reported. If you are unsure whether the responsibility for completing the report lies with you or your team, send one in anyway.

Please remember that the injury forms you complete and return help New Zealand Rugby plan strategies that will reduce the impact injuries have on your team. They also enable proper management of injuries, to ensure that seriously injured players are looked after as effectively as possible.