World Rugby take the following steps with developing player welfare guidelines:
- Identify welfare risks to players.
- Investigate ways to reduce these risks.
- Develop and approve best practice.
- Share best practice guidelines.
Best practice guidelines cover numerous medical and non-medical topics, which World Rugby continue to review, update, and expand when new knowledge comes to light.
Guidelines are available to help Unions share best practice with stakeholders, and Unions may adapt the advice in the guidelines to meet their needs.