The injuries appear to be becoming more severe, or perhaps treated more sympathetically, as those suffering injuries in England matches were absent for an average of 30 days compared to 19 days during the overall study period.
The average number of days that it now takes to recover from an injury on the professional game is 37, compared with 29 two years ago and an average of 20 for recorded figures the previous decade.
The severity of injury sustained has contributed to the increase and this, combined with the small number of England training sessions, has prompted the RFU to advise interpreting the figures "with caution".
As a player you are aware that injuries happen and that efforts are being made to improve player safety with the new tackle laws, but you tend not to acknowledge it or let it sink into your mind, or influence the way you play.
Compliance with the mandatory return to play protocols for concussion was again excellent, with no players returning to play in less than six days.
In total, 38 per cent of all injuries were incurred during training with concussion the most frequent injury in full-contact sessions.
The French rugby federation has announced to plan a forum alongside World Rugby in March to discuss the laws of the game related to player's heath.
A spokesman for World Rugby said the governing body particularly welcomed the reduction in concussions, saying in a statement: "We will continue to collaborate with all unions and worldwide players on evidence-based solutions to mitigate injury risk as demonstrated via the wide-ranging programmes being implemented in 2019". Outside of concussion we haven't seen increase injury but there are some in long term overall injuries.
The number of days' absence from injuries suffered while on global duty with England, both in matches and training, increased across the board, although in competitive action the total went down. The spotlight first shone on the rigours of Jones's training regime when former Wasps flanker Sam Jones was forced to retire at the age of 26 after suffering a frightful leg break during a judo session while training with England back in 2016. "We are looking at how to manage the transition of players from club to worldwide rugby because it requires players to train at a greater intensity".
England rugby players are more likely to get injured under coach Eddie Jones.
"They need to be effectively transitioned for the intense training".
52% of all match injuries are associated with the tackle, with 28% of all injuries associated with tackling and 24% associated with being tackled - 2017-18 was the first season that the incidence of all injuries was greater for the tackler than the ball carrier.
The FFR in December even proposed to World Rugby to lower the legal height of a tackle to waist level and to ban tackles by two players.
Concussion remains a priority for us all and we are now looking at concussion prevention with the trial of a reduced tackle height in the 2018/19 Championship Cup.
The report, which has been published annually since 2002, suggests that more needs to be done to reduce instances of concussion.