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The Welsh Rugby Union is committed to putting player welfare at the heart of the game.

Injuries are a part of any contact sport, however, the outcome of many injuries can often be improved by very simple first aid skills until emergency help arrives.

The aim is to increase awareness to all stakeholders within the game, as to best practice regarding medical facilities, equipment and education for medical volunteers.

The WRU provides guidance and resources for all rugby activity organisers on what needs to be in place to create a fun and safe playing environment.

If you require any further information in relation to the below guidance documents or policy, please contact integrity@wru.wales


The Welsh Rugby Union has teamed up with the Calon Hearts charity to ensure life-saving defibrillators have been offered to every club in Wales, free of charge.

With more than 300 clubs throughout the country hosting rugby from senior men and women at clubs and hubs to a wide range of junior teams every weekend, the offer will be of benefit to thousands.

Why do we need an AED?

  • Thousands of people unexpectedly suffer from a cardiac arrest each year.
  • Often the first symptom is sudden collapse where the patient is not breathing
    and has no heartbeat.
  • Prompt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and early defibrillation is the only
    effective treatment for this event.
  • AEDs work by looking for and treating the electrical disturbances that can occur during a cardiac arrest. The provision of AEDs in sporting venues across Wales is now widespread and a majority of clubs have access to at least one AED on site

Click HERE to access the Emergency Action Plan Guide - PDF

Click HERE to access the Medical Equipment Guide - PDF

Click HERE to access the First Aid Training Guide - PDF 

Click HERE to access the Medical Facilities and Equipment Guide - PDF

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