New Zealand Rugby Community Rugby Concussion Management Website


The purpose of this website is to provide information and tools to assist with the clinical care of patients who have sustained a concussion.

NZR Guidelines for all concussions sustained in community rugby are the following:

  1. All players should rest for 48 hrs – Avoid screens, physical activity and cognitive tasks
  2. Complete a graduated return to learn/work and play
  3. Be asymptomatic
  4. Complete the mandatory stand down period
    1. Under 19 yrs of age – 23 days
    2. 19 yrs of age and older – 21 days