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‘World Rugby Concussion’ by World Rugby Limited: a smartphone application for the general public
  1. Osman Hassan Ahmed1,2,
  2. Adam Arthur1,
  3. Alastair Bolton1,
  4. Alex Evens1,
  5. Philip Slemon1
  1. 1 Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK
  2. 2 The FA Centre for Disability Football Research, The Football Association, Burton-Upon-Trent, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Osman Hassan Ahmed, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, Poole BH12 5BB, England; osman.hassan.ahmed{at}

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Name of mobile application

‘World Rugby Concussion’ by World Rugby Limited.


Injury management.


iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; Android—4.0.3 and up.


Free (no in-app purchases)—V.1.4.2 (18 May 2017).

About the app

Concussion is one of the most common injuries in rugby union, with at least one medical attendance per team for a head injury,1 and the World Rugby Concussion app compliments the many existing concussion apps already in circulation.2 Targeted at the general public, this app attempts to both enhance the user’s knowledge and understanding of the basic management of concussion. The app has a focus on concussion symptoms and concussion management guidelines, with a clear layout that hosts the navigational tabs (‘Home’, ‘Pocket CRT’, ‘GRTP’, ‘Video’ and ‘Info’).

The ‘Home’ tab (figure 1) provides training modules in five topics, including a section dedicated …

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  • Competing interests OHA is an external member of the World Rugby Institutional Ethics Committee.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.