Post Lockdown 2 Update

1st December 2020
The Rugby Football Union can confirm the Government has today approved their submission to a return to 15-a-side contact rugby, with some adaptations.
This follows the Government’s announcement last week that outdoor team sport can resume from Wednesday 2 December.
Further detail on the adaptations to the 15-a-side game and associated laws will follow. However, they are briefly summarised below:
  • No scrums or mauls
  • Where the game would restart with a scrum, this will be replaced with a free-kick
  • A minimum of five and a maximum of seven players from each team are required to form a lineout
  • Clubs can resume adapted training for 15-a-side contact rugby again from Wednesday 2 December.
  • Clubs can resume friendly fixtures from Friday 18 December – this is to allow players to prepare properly and safely, having not been training over the past month.
  • Clubs can still play Ready4Rugby if they have matches coming up from 2 December to 18 December and beyond.
There is no obligation to play adapted 15-a-side contact fixtures.
Further Government guidance is expected on travel, changing, spectators and clubhouses. The RFU will work to interpret Government information and will provide a detailed briefing.


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