Age Grade Rugby Season 2018-19

Information and Downloads relating to Age Grade Rugby Season 2018-19 can be found on this page. 

Note, Northumberland Rugby has adoped the Half Game Rule across the board for Season 2018-19 - is applicable to all age grade rugby at club AND school. 


From an RFU Information e-mail received 29.08.18

Welcome back to the start of the new season, we hope you have had a great summer break.

Half Game Rule

This year we are asking clubs, schools and colleges to ensure that every Age Grade player gets at least half a game, in all games. We think this is a really positive step and something which sets us apart from other sports. Most importantly it’s what the players tell us they want – to play rugby, with their friends, not being sat on the bench.
To help support you deliver half game within your club, school or college please check out our new half game webpage. Here you can find half game FAQs and downloadable resources so that you can shout with pride that in your team that every player here is guaranteed at last half a game.

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Half Game 

Half Game Frequently Asked Questions


Age Grade Regulations 

During the summer we have taken the chance to make our Age Grade regulation (Regulation 15) more user friendly and easier to understand. Check out the updated regulation below and follow this throughout the season. 

Regulation 15 here


Age Grade Codes of Practice

Last season over 2,000 coaches and teachers committed to following the Age Grade Codes of Practice. These codes provide practical support and best practice to those delivering the Age Grade game to help ensure everything is player centred to increase enjoyment and keep players in the game for longer. 

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