In 2019 the most common injuries recorded by the RFU are concussions by far, which is not surprising considering the violent nature of the game. The number of recorded injuries during matches by the RFU in England came to about 823 during the 2018/19 season.
One of the major events for rugby union is the Rugby World Cup, held every four years. In 2015 the Rugby World Cup was held in England; over the course of which, over over two million people attended. Other than the major income increase of the RFU through the Rugby World Cup, the income of the IRFU and the turnover of the SRU as well as the turnover of the WRU all gradually increased over the past years.