Rugby Ontario Blue Card & Rowan's Law Update

July 02, 2021


Blue Card & Rowan's Law Update

The anticipated Rowan’s Law regulations effective this Thursday, July 1 have been postponed by the Ontario Government to January 1, 2022. 

Rugby Ontario, in partnership with Rugby Canada, plans to reinstate the Blue Card into Senior Competitions once more formal inter-club, contact rugby activities are permitted to resume. The Protocol will then be rolled out to all rugby activities in 2022. Given the additional time, we will continue to work with the community to build awareness, understanding and knowledge of Rowan's Law and the Blue Card Protocol. 

At this time, we are cancelling the planned webinar on July 15th, and will provide more information regarding our education program moving forward.

It is important that as a community we all take responsibility for Recognizing and Removing anyone who has sustained a suspected concussion. Players who are suspected of a concussion should see a medical professional and follow the graduated return to play protocol. We look forward to working with the community and continuing to promote player welfare as the key pillar of rugby. 

Rugby Ontario still encourages all Club Administrators, Coaches, Match Officials and Medical Staff to complete the Blue Card E-Learning module:

Blue Card E-Learning - English

Blue Card E-Learning - French

For more information on Rowan’s Law, please visit

For more information on the Blue Card, please visit

For any questions or concerns regarding Rowan’s Law or the Blue Card, please contact


Rugby Ontario is the provincial sports governing body responsible for the organization of rugby in Ontario. Our mission is to establish a stronger identity for rugby in Ontario by promoting the sport’s core values and by fostering a culture of inclusiveness and excellence on and off the field of play.

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