RFU Community Rugby Injury Surveillance Project (CRISP)
About the Project
The Community Rugby Injury Surveillance Project is a national programme funded by the Rugby Football Union Injured Players Foundation on behalf of Community Rugby as part of a commitment to reduce injuries within rugby.
Rugby union has one of the highest reported injury incidence rates compared with other team sports, with the potential for severe injuries. While detailed in formation is available for Premiership rugby, it may not be appropriate to assume that these injury patterns reflect those of the Community game.
To understand more about the causes of injury and how to reduce injuries it is important that a programme of injury surveillance is established for Community rugby. Obtaining more information on the number, type and causes of match-play injuries will allow for more effective strategies to deal with prevention and rehabilitation.
This project will establish a programme to collect information about the incidence, type and severity of injuries which occur during match play over various playing levels below the Guinness Premiership and the Championship in English club rugby (RFU levels 3-7).
**We are currently recruiting community level clubs (levels 3-7) for the 2013/14 season. If you would like more information on the requirements of participating, please use the link below.**
As an example of how your club's injury information can contribute to this Project, the season report for 2010/11 is available to view.