Useful Information & Documents for Clubs

Information and Downloads relating to Age Grade Rugby Season 2021-22 can be found on this page. 

Note, The Half Game Rule is now mandatory and is applicable to all age grade rugby at club AND school. 


Covid 19 and Advice/Information for Clubs and Schools

Please reference this section of the County Website for updates and information relating to Covid 19.   


Half Game Rule

To help support you deliver half game within your club, school or college please have a look on the links below which take you to pages within the RFU website.  You will find information that will help you manage for instance, large squads and new players.  You will also find a number downloadable resources which will help support you as a coach. 

Half Game Rule - information can be found here
Frequently Asked Questions here

Age Grade Regulations 

Regulation 15 (updated for season 2021-22) can be found here 


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. 

Age Grade Codes of Practice can be found here


Forms and documents for the season:

Cross Border Matches - please refer to Safeguarding pages for relevant forms (any match involving a team from Scotland, Wales, Ireland or overseas requires a form).

England Tours - please refer to Safeguarding pages for the relevant form.

Playing Up / Down - NRU Pro-forma - available from foot of page. 

Please refer to Regulation 15.5 - quick reference table so you can check what is or is not permitted for playing up/down. 

RugbySafe Paperwork (NRU forms for a suspected concussion) can be found here (Medical section of website)

DPP Core Games (for coaches to use if they wish)

NRU Code of Conduct - please refer to Safeguarding pages

NRU Cyber Policy and Guidance please refer to Safeguarding pages

Half Game Rule - FAQS (download document at foot of page)

Tips on Game Variations (document at foot of page)