The Blue Card Process

October 01, 2021


The Blue Card Process

September 29th, 2021

(WHITBY, ON) - Rugby Ontario encourages the rugby community to educate themselves on the The Blue Card. The process is currently being piloted at the Senior Rugby level in the Marshall.

Player welfare is the responsibility of everyone in the rugby community. The Blue Card is a process initiated by a coach, player or match official and delivered on field by the Match Official to identify a player who has been removed from the field of play due to a suspected concussion in accordance with Law 3.22 or Law 3.24. 

The Match Official or designate will submit a Blue Card Report in an automated online platform, which will trigger a process to ensure the correct return to play protocols are followed.

For more information on the Blue Card, click the links below. 


Blue Card E-Learning – English

Blue Card E-Learning – French

World Rugby Concussion Management

Rowan’s Law Concussion Awareness Resources

Rowan’s Law: Concussion safety

Rugby Ontario: Rowan's Law Overview

Government of Ontario: Rowan's Law Day

Government of Ontario: Rowan's Law


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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