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Essential Information for the game and GMS administrators

Ahead of the 2019-20 season, some significant changes have been made to GMS processes, to help CB and club administrators:

Electronic Match Cards

Following this season’s largely successful introduction of Electronic Match Cards (EMCs) down to Level 8 for men and National Challenge 1 for women, for the 2019-20 season this will be rolled out to all men’s and women’s RFU leagues and Cups in the English Clubs Championship.

To support this, the following will be available for clubs and CBs:

a) Further technical upgrades to improve the process and user experience
b) Refreshed video and written training materials reflecting technical upgrades housed on a dedicated section of the GMS Hub
c) Face-to-face training sessions delivered in the summer
d) A dedicated EMC Helpdesk available at business critical hours at weekends in addition to the GMS Helpdesk available 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.

In response to requests, we are also developing a set of reports available in GMS allowing clubs and CBs access to relevant EMC data to assess availability patterns and match events for their players, teams and clubs. Exact dates for the publication of this information are still to be finalised. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact RFU Competitions Manager Paul O’Leary (