A New Chapter Begins…

“pre season” training, Saturday 5th September, 2.30pm, Philleigh

As life very slowly begins to get back to normal, so does the rugby season. The RFU have now moved community rugby on to stage D of the ‘return to rugby community roadmap’.

This means that clubs are now able to organise non-contact fixtures with other clubs using Ready4Rugby and other touch rugby activity. Limited and restricted contact rugby training is also now allowed. Varied training conditions will allow the return of tackling, lineouts and rucks, ensuring that players are prepared to perform these skills safely and effectively with some restrictions. Mauls, scrums, opposed lineouts or upright tackles are still not permissible as the transmission exposure risk remains high. Contact training sessions have to be carried out in small groups of no more than six players.

The league season for level 3 clubs and below will not start until November at the very earliest and the next announcement regarding this will be on 2nd October

Social distancing and other extra precautionary measures will be in place where applicable but all players new or old are welcome to come and join. See you there!