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The online programme is a key strategy of World Rugby’s holistic approach to concussion awareness and education, which also includes mandatory face to face education and training for players, coaches, team management and team doctors, guidance for general public and educational posters in multiple languages and the social media driven RecogniseAndRemove educational video featuring stars of Men’s and Women’s rugby.

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