Regulation 9 and the associated guidelines for the 2021/2022 season

Following approval by RFU Council on Friday 11 June, there are several critical changes to Regulation 9 and the associated guidelines for the 2021/2022 season. These have been included in recent Community Game Updates. Regulation 9.3 now states that: • Clubs must complete a risk assessment and ensure an appropriate level of immediate care and/or […]

Webinars & videos on demand

As we build up to the Summer Series you can watch the first of episode of The Next Level where Eddie Jones welcomes the new faces to the England Squad. Watch video Data Tidy up Following the communications in recent weeks we have put together an on demand webinar following some questions we have had. […]

News round up

Vaccination centres need our help Local communities across the country will already appreciate the inspirational support provided by members of the rugby family during the pandemic. Would you like to go one step further to help the NHS #TackleCovid by volunteering at local vaccination centres? More information is available below. Hopefully, with the vaccination programme […]

Club Support

Clubs who are VAT registered are encouraged to take action to protect their ability to continue recovering all VAT incurred. An unintended consequence of clubhouse closures due to Covid has been a material drop in taxable incomes generated by clubs. This in turn has reduced VAT recovery rates as this is calculated to reflect taxable […]

Pitch Up For Rugby

Thank you to all clubs that have already registered their interest in Pitch up for Rugby via the link below. All interest needs to be registered by Friday 9 July. This doesn’t commit you to anything, it just gives us an indication of the number of clubs who will be getting involved to celebrate rugby […]

Allianz Inner Warrior

With 162 events and more than 3,500 participants taking part in Warrior camps in May, the appetite for rugby is back. We are now planning the next phase of camps. August Aligned to the Summer Activity Framework, clubs will be encouraged to host Warrior Camps for the girls’ age groups. They will focus on helping […]

Age Grade Summer Activity

A reminder that on Thursday, age grade rugby activity moves to the July phase of the Summer Activity Guide. This extends the format, intensity, type and amount of activity permitted across age grade clubs, schools and colleges. It also means XRugby, without scrums and mauls, can now be played in fixtures for U14s and above. […]

Travel Funding and 2021/2022 season

Further to announcements within the Community Game Updates on 15th and 22nd June, more information can be found below on travel funding support available for season 2021/22. The document provides information on: • Clubs travelling to play teams on Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey – women and men • Mainland clubs travelling to the […]

RFU Council vote in favour of Covid Recovery Plan and temporary pause on relegation

The RFU Council has today voted in favour of a range of structural changes to improve the financial stability and sustainability of professional rugby during the next three seasons while also providing benefits for England Rugby and the community game. The Covid Recovery Plan, with a temporary pause on relegation, follows a detailed consultation that […]