Wednesday March 15, 2017
The Bay of Plenty Rugby Union (BOPRU) takes player welfare extremely seriously. In 2017 the BOPRU is initiating a procedure to ensure players that sustain a concussion receive sufficient medical treatment before returning to rugby. The BOPRU realises that for this procedure to be credible, the support of all healthcare providers across the Bay of Plenty is vital.
The procedure will be implemented from the 18 March, 2017, to all senior/premier grades and to any junior or school game where the referee has received the appropriate Blue Card training.
Click here to read the full version of the letter of notification to local health authority from BOPRU.