The World Rugby Player Welfare and Laws Symposium 2021 will be hosted virtually from 29-31 March with ongoing and future injury prevention and research strategies being headline topics.
The annual symposium is used by World Rugby to discuss the latest science and research and to establish how the laws of the game will be adapted to best protect player welfare. Previous symposiums have led to rule changes in relation to the breakdown, high tackles and the Head Injury Assessment criteria.
From day two the symposium is open to the public with Sport Resolutions panel member Christopher Quinlan QC speaking during the morning's Head Contact Process panel session.
World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont said: “The Player Welfare and Laws Symposium is a cornerstone of our evidence-based approach to injury-reduction in rugby as it brings together the latest medical knowledge and game trends to inform the advancement of welfare-driven law trials and changes that benefit all levels.”
You can read the World Rugby announcement here, and the full agenda can be accessed via the related documents tab on the right-hand side.
Welfare Driven Laws Session
Tuesday March 30th - 09:00
Player Education Workshop
Tuesday March 30th -11:00
Technical Services Workshop
Wednesday March 31st - 18:00
World Rugby Research Session
Wednesday March 31st - 20:00