IRB RugbyReady online course

IRB Rugby Ready is a free online self-assessment that raises awareness of good practice and safety in rugby.

The course is for anyone involved in rugby, including players, coaches, match officials, administrators and unions.

Who should take the course?

All team managers and all players aged 15 and over are encouraged to complete the online assessment.
The online assessment is mandatory for:

  • all teachers, coaches and referees involved in rugby
  • all players applying for exceptions. Exceptions are compulsory for all under-16 players in under-18 rugby, and under-18 players in senior rugby.

All teachers, coaches and referees must gain a RugbyReady Practical qualification before working with rugby players in Scotland.

What the course covers

The course is made up of 17 modules that cover match preparation and physical conditioning, correct technique, and injury prevention and management.

RugbyReady is similar to the Rugby Smart (New Zealand) and SmartRugby (Australia) initiatives.

For more information about IRB RugbyReady and the online assessment, visit Registration is free.