INJURIES are a concern for rugby players at all level. At all levels, preventive measures can be taken to prevent serious injuries to players.
The Suva Primary School Rugby Union have taken the first step to teach young players the necessities that could help them dodge serious injuries at an early age.
SPSRU president Michael Koroi said the welfare of the students was priority. He said rugby was a physical sport whereby injuries have a high possibility to occur. "Yes we have had some serious injuries in the past. These kids are only starting to play rugby and injuries can spoil their young careers," Koroi said. He said all injuries would be filed and reported to the Fiji Rugby Union.
"We have certain procedures to follow when an injury occurs, we get the medical report then we forward them to the FRU who will look into these matters."
However to prevent serious injuries, Koroi said the teachers would sit and discuss certain ways that could minimise such rugby incidents.
"Injuries happen in all rugby at any level. So we always have our meeting every Tuesday to discuss how we can help the students be aware of injuries while playing. We will teach them on how to position themselves while tackling and other small techniques that can help them survive at this primary school level," Koroi said.
"They are still learning and giving them guidelines at this level will help proceed to the next level without sustaining serious injuries," he added.
Over the weekend a student of Dudley Intermediate dislocated his shoulder in a kaji rugby match. Koroi said they took him to the hospital and the report would be given to the FRU today.