Medical Development

A Safer Game for All
The medical tract develop systems and personnel that will help make the game safer for all participants. Levels 1-3 are linked to a World Rugby in person course. This tract is recommended for any medical staff working within rugby. There will be online and Mandatory Professional Development that will have online and in person opportunities.  

– Rugby Ready
– Concussion Awareness 
– Safe Sport- CPR/AED

Level 1
-First Aid in Rugby in person course
– Mandatory Professional Development

Level 2
– Immediate Care in Rugby in person course
Level 2 Professional Development
– Developing an Emergency Action Plan
-Upscaling/Shadow of a higher level program

Level 3
– Immediate Care in Rugby 2 in person course
 Level 3 Professional Development
-Match Day Medical Staff online course
-International match shadow

Level 4/High Performance
 – HP Management Class Completion
 – Determined by performance and assignment by World Rugby and High Performance Medical Management

Foundations of Medical

Level 1Level 2Level 3

High Performance


Allegheny Health Network Named Official Medical Network Partner of USA Rugby National Teams

AHN Sports Medicine Professionals Join Team at First U.S. Hosted World Cup This Month

The 3 Most Common Orthopedic Rugby Injuries

An education with the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute

2018 USA Rugby Sports Medicine Symposium returns to Las Vegas, March 1-2

Celebrating 10 years, the symposium offers rugby specific sports medicine courses.

USA Rugby Releases Player Safety Video Series

Video series to help educate players, coaches and referees in a sharable and accessible format

Weight Management with Thorne: All Things Pumpkin!

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World Rugby Certified Citing Commissioner does not warrant red card in Paylor disciplinary review.

Independent World Rugby Certified Citing Commissioner determines play was reckless, but does not “rise to the level of a red card offense”

Committee yields summary review of Robert Paylor’s injury; USA Rugby launching medical & disciplinary review, safety initiatives

A committee has determined the spinal cord injury Cal’s Robert Paylor endured May 6 resulted from a sequence of actions that included a number of infringements and although rare, was avoidable. The oversight of the incident is still ongoing. In the meantime, USA Rugby has mandated several safety initiatives.

Weight Management Blog

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Probiotics in Youth: The good, the bad, and the healthy

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Nutrition Strategies Post Injury

Injuries are an unavoidable part of being active. The physical damage caused by training is the same as any other trauma where there is damage; there are nutritional needs that must be met.