Important update – Coronavirus

The government announced on 12 March 2020 that there is no change at the moment to sporting events.

Should this position change, we will provide an update on the England Rugby website – click here

We do appreciate that there is some concern about games taking place at this point in time so it is a School’s call if they want to cancel games, etc.

There have been a number of general enquiries regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our guidance at this time is for schools to follow the Government’s advice to inform any decisions as it is updated on a regular basis.

The following information may also be useful:

• Guidance on educational settings – Read more
• NHS – Read more


 Tours to or from Another Union: 

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Please, please note that the process for applying for Permission to go on Tour or to receive an Incoming Tour has slightly changed this season.

NB All tours include Training Camps in another Union, including Ireland, Scotland and Wales without a fixture also require permission.

In order to request permission you will be required to complete the necessary forms, and to complete an online Typeform where you will be required to upload supporting documentation.

Further information and links to Application Forms may be found from this Link

If you wish to play a team from another Union, including Ireland, Scotland or Wales, not requiring an overnight stay permission needs to be obtained from your County Schools Union.

 Help us support keeping players involved in the Game:

We are working with @WorldRugby to find out what would encourage more 14-18 year olds to continue playing.

Please help help and forward thiis simple 2 min Survey to your players:

 International Tickets:

The ballot for the Quitler International games for schools in membership will take place in June.

For a school to be eligible it will need, before the end of May to have its membership confirmed by the County Schools Union and to have a contact on the RFU’s Game Managemnt System.

 Educational Visit to Twickenham Stadium:

Book in a workshop from our award-winning learning programme and visit the hallowed grounds at Twickenham Stadium. School education packages include a behind-the-scenes tour of the stadium, entry to the World Rugby Museum, and a workshop or seminar. Take advantage of our special educational offer and book now!

 Your Chance to Win International Tickets:

Do you want to win a pair of international tickets for the 2020 Quilter Cup match England vs Barbarians on 21 June?

To enter the draw please demonstrate how your school has supported “your students transition to university rugby” or “how you have worked with clubs to support 18 year olds who play in school and club”. To do this take a screenshot of a past or recent social media post and upload this on the following Typeform.

Competition closes on the last day of the Age Grade Rugby Season, 10 May 2020.

 Rugby Young Photographer of the Year:

Are you an amateur photographer that loves capturing the moments, the people, the places that make rugby the sport it is? Rugby Photographer of the Year is a competition that will celebrate the very best of rugby photography, culminating in a two-month exhibition at the World Rugby Museum at Twickenham. Open until the end of March. Enter here.

 Out of Season Activity:

  • An overview of rugby activity that is permitted outside of the Season: