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Do it Right... Be Rugby Ready

IRB Rugby Ready

The IRB Rugby Ready programme was launched in October 2007 to educate, aid and support players, coaches, match officials and Unions on the importance of sufficient preparation for training and playing in order for Rugby to be played and enjoyed while reducing the risk of serious injury.

We all have a collective responsibility to manage the welfare of the ever-increasing number of men, women and children who play the Game at all levels around the world and to ensure that the Game maintains its core principle of fair play, which is central to its global appeal.

Since its inauguration Rugby Ready has established a strong profile as the leading global education resource for the Game’s stakeholders in the important areas of match preparation, technique, injury prevention and management and also discipline. Rugby Ready supplements programmes successfully delivered by some IRB Member Unions such as the SmartRugby and RugbySmart programmes established in Australia and New Zealand.

Rugby Ready is available on three platforms; print, online at and as a face-to-face course. The Rugby Ready handbook is available in several languages. The global Rugby family can now have access to Rugby Ready so that players, coaches, match officials and administrators all over the world can enjoy Rugby to the fullest.

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