Fri 14 Aug 2020 13:14

We're getting back together!

The journey back to rugby continues as the club has moved from Stage B to Stage C in the Return to Community Rugby Roadmap, in line with Government approved RFU guidelines.

This means we have progressed from small group rugby activity, to larger group non-contact rugby activity (for a maximum of 20 players) in our own club environment, subject to adherence with RFU guidance

Grassroots rugby training can now include touch rugby and Ready4Rugby, a non-contact game, enabling two teams of up to 10 players to engage in training and match activity in their own club environment. and Touch Rugby drills and games (for a maximum of 20 players). It is hoped that this can be widened to include playing against other clubs once we progress from Stage C.

Decisions on what is currently safe have been based on the RFU's detailed assessment of exposure risk through face to face contact across both contact and non-contact rugby, which highlighted a significantly increased risk in playing full-contact rugby and hence any form of contact rugby is still NOT permitted. The RFU have said: "We will continue to explore and analyse adaptations to the key high risk face to face contact areas and seek to identify safe and appropriate ways to bring these back, initially into training, and subsequently potentially into match play. This will be subject to further government approval and a further statement on this will be made should we reach this point."

For more details, click on the link: https://www.englandrugby.com/news/article/return-to-rugby-community-update.

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