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OUT of SEASON ACTIVITY

Regulation change around 'Out of Season' activity
For info: CBs & Clubs

Following approval by RFU Council we wanted to make you aware of important changes to regulation concerning Out of Season activity which is effective immediately and therefore covers Summer 2018.

These regulation changes enable us to provide a rugby offer during the summer months for those new to the game and who have had limited playing opportunities. It is not aimed to provide additional training or competitive opportunity for those players who have had a full season with their club, school/college, CB, DPP or academy. Indeed, these players should have a break from rugby during the summer, to avoid overplaying burnout and develop transferable multi-sport skills.

Regulation 15 and the Age Grade Codes of Practice have been updated. These changes apply also to summer camp activity which is also covered in the Codes of Practice.

In summary the following is permitted:

  • At U11 and below, non-contact training only;
  • At U12 and 13, in addition to the above, non-contact matches and competition (if approved by the CB or CSU);
  • At U14, 15 and 16, in addition to the above, XRugby7s contact matches and competition and preparation* (if approved by the CB or CSU);
  • At U17 and 18, in addition to the above, 7-a-side contact matches and competition and preparation* (if approved by the CB or CSU).
* Preparation is to ensure new players are ready and able to participate in matches and competition safely.

For more information, please contact Chris Sigsworth (chrissigsworth@rfu.com).