Game Support

Becoming a member of your local rugby club can be a stepping stone to a greater role in your community and all of the health and social benefits that brings. The RFU aims to play an active role in optimising your rugby experience and providing vital game support. 

One of the reasons for rugby’s ever growing popularity is that regardless of size, shape, age or gender, there is a type of rugby and a level of competition to suit almost everyone. The same is true of all roles within a rugby club.

Whether you are interested in playing, coaching or simply meeting new people, the RFU is here to help you and your club on your rugby journey.

Adult Competition Review

The Adult Competition Review Steering Group, chaired by John Douglas, worked over a two-year period in conjunction with a wide range of stakeholders to produce a report and recommendations on the structure of rugby competitions in England.

The group brought together a range of research and diverse views into a set of recommendations they believe best serve the changing needs of our game. There have been extensive consultation opportunities and many groups across the game have contributed.

The changes take account of player welfare concerns and will help to reduce the financial burden on clubs, while providing meaningful competition.

The latest update on the Adult Competition Review is also available here (PDF 56kB).