Concussion can occur when a player receives an impact to the head or body that causes the brain to shake inside the skull. If a player is knocked out or loses consciousness they have obviously sustained a concussion, but it is important to remember that a person can be concussed without losing consciousness.

The Sideline Concussion Checklist is an essential tool to use to determine signs and symptoms of concussion - check out the Concussion - What Should You Do on the right.

For further information on Concussion and return to play check out the RugbySmart Concussion page Click here