Community Rugby Injury Surveillance and Prevention Project – CRISP

(CRISP) 2019-2020

Men’s community rugby union teams: How do your injuries compare with other clubs? Join the CRISP project 2019-2020

The community rugby injury surveillance and prevention project (CRISP) is coordinated by a team at the University of Bath and funded by the RFU as part of the RugbySafe research strand. The aim is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the injury profile of the English men’s community game to inform injury management and prevention strategies.

They are currently recruiting men’s teams from RFU levels 3-9 to report on their match play injuries for season 2019-20.

What they require from your club over the 2019-20 season:

  • Brief details on age, weight and height for 1stteam squad players.
  • Brief details for 1stXV matches.
  • Details on any 1stXV match injuries causing the player to miss one match or more.
  • Whether your squad has incorporated the RFU-Activate warm-up programme into team training sessions and match day preparation.

(Information can be reported via the CRISP online data entry system or paper forms and should require only a short amount of time on a weekly basis).

Participating clubs will benefit from:

  • A report of their season’s match injuries compared with other clubs of a similar level.
  • Access to a logo for use on club marketing to demonstrate the club’s commitment to research in the game.
  • Contributing to our understanding of injury patterns in English community rugby. Examples of previous research articles from this Project can be found on:

We would appreciate this information being forwarded to members of your 1stteam squad involved in coaching, conditioning and injury management.

To nominate your club, please contact the CRISP team by Friday 16thAugust. We look forward to hearing from you.

Dr Simon Roberts