The clearest message from young players is that they want to play alongside their friends as part of the team. That’s why from September 2018 England Rugby are asking all its Age Grade clubs, schools and colleges to make sure everyone in a match day squad gets to play at least half the game time available.
The half game rule is being introduced voluntarily in England and follows successful implementation in New Zealand and Wales and a trial in local club and school competitions in England last year. This voluntary year will help prepare for mandatory introduction from September 2019.
To see how you can use half game in your club, school or college, please see our top tips and FAQ’s below:
Want to shout that you are using half game at your club, school or college? Please download any of the posters and social media footers below.
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