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Infographic. New Zealand Rugby’s concussion management pathway
  1. Danielle Salmon1,
  2. Janelle Romanchuk1,
  3. Ian Murphy1,
  4. John Sullivan2,
  5. Simon Walters3,
  6. Chris Whatman3,
  7. Amanda Clacy4,
  8. Sierra Keung3,
  9. Klazina Van Der Vis5
  1. 1Health, Safety and Welfare, New Zealand Rugby Union, Wellington, New Zealand
  2. 2Centre for Health, Activity and Rehabilitation Research, School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
  3. 3Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand, School of Sport and Recreation, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
  4. 4Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience – Thompson Institute, University of the Sunshine Coast, Birtinya, Queensland, Australia
  5. 5School of Medicine, University of Otago Medical School, Dunedin, New Zealand
  1. Correspondence to Dr Danielle Salmon, New Zealand Rugby Union, Wellington, New Zealand; danielle.salmon{at}

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Concussions in rugby union (rugby) impact not only player welfare but parental and players’ decisions around participation, a concern for rugby administrators around the world.1 2 To ensure player welfare, World Rugby has developed concussion management recommendations (; however, the practical application and enforcement of these recommendations presents a challenge.4 5 To address this challenge, New Zealand Rugby (NZR) as part of a National Concussion Initiative (infographic 1) developed a concussion management pathway (CMP) that considers the various stakeholders involved in the management of concussion as well as ways to support improved concussion management at the …

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