Over £15,000 spent on medical support in 2019

Catastrophic and life-changing injuries are rare but when they do happen the effects are devastating.

The physical force behind tackles and scrums can be massive - if something goes wrong, a player’s life can be altered forever by a split-second neck or spinal injury.

The challenges facing players in these circumstances are wide-ranging and not just limited to the trauma of the injury itself. Along with losing the game they love, players can face high medical costs, painful rehabilitation, depression, loss of income and an uncertain future.

Restart can help with the cost of long-term specialist medical treatment, and equipment or home improvements to assist with rehabilitation and disabled access.