The international federation World Rugby, announced on Tuesday that it would offer each team participating in the Women’s World Cup at the end of the year, connected mouth guards. The purpose of these mouthguards is to collect data which will be analyzed by specialists on a computer, in particular with regard to the impact of shocks and the prevention of concussion protocols. Competition to take place from October 8 to November 12 in New Zealand, all the data must allow World Rugby to adapt its concussion protocol and to assess the care of concussed players and victims of head shocks.
The managing director of World Rugby, was satisfied with such a partnership for the competition:
We will never sit idly by when it comes to embracing the latest technologies that have the potential to improve the health of rugby players. The Rugby World Cup is the pinnacle of our sport and through this research and others that will take place during the tournament, we will make Rugby World Cup 2021 the most advanced major sporting event ever staged in regarding player health.
The France team must face England in the group stage in addition to South Africa and Fiji to claim qualification for the quarter-finals of the tournament.