The RFU is constantly engaged with research into player safety. It commissions independent studies as well as conducting its own research and collaborates with other sports and rugby unions. The RFU believes it is important to share this information and openly publishes the findings. The Community Rugby Injury Surveillance and Prevention Project (CRISP) is just one of the ongoing research studies, run in conjunction with the University of Bath, it is now recognised as one of the largest and longest running community level injury surveillance studies in the world.

Read the latest CRISP report here. 

The RFU are also currently conducting a three year schoolboy injury prevention study which is the largest of its kind in the world. The findings of this research will be published when the data collection is completed.

Ongoing research is critical to making the game safer as it helps shape training course content on good practice and safe techniques.

The CRISP project collection occurs annually and we are always looking for clubs to get involved. If your club has an adult male team playing in levels 3-9 and would like to find out more information please go or contact