Application to Tour – Covid-19 Update
With government restrictions on travel within the UK (mainland and Northern Ireland) being lifted on 19 July, the previous policy of Schools/teams requiring CB approval for tours and full contact games that involves travel into other Unions (including Ireland, Scotland & Wales) comes back into effect. Schools/teams should still observe government restrictions (traffic light system) for overseas travel.
A school tour is an exciting way to build the team spirit and identity of a group of players. It provides a rare opportunity for everyone to get to know each other better and to establish a common style and purpose, as well as making friendships at home and abroad which may last a lifetime.
When planning a tour with another Union, whether it is training or playing a team from another Union, including Ireland, Scotland or Wales, approval must be obtained from England Rugby Schools in advance, this is in accordance with RFU Regulation 10 and World Rugby Regulation 16.
If your tour involves an overnight stay you will need to consider the implications of the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements and Regulations Act 2018.
When touring to another union, schools need to apply for permission to tour from the Hon. Secretary England Rugby Schools
Once you have completed the Application for Permission to Tour Form, please complete the following Typeform and upload the Application for Permission to Tour Form, the Insurance Cover Note and if available the Itinerary.
Any school hosting a tour from another union will need to apply for permission to host from the Hon. Secretary England Rugby Schools.
Once you have completed the application, please complete the Typeform and upload the Application to Host a Tour Form.
For Tour Operators or other Rugby Unions with multiple fixtures, please upload either a completed Incoming Tour Form or their Home Union Tour Form onto the Typeform, please note that the visiting team’s insurance cover note is required to complete the process:
Some other Union regulations are as follows:
|Rugby Union||Link to Age Grade Rugby Regulations or Tour Approval Process|
|Federation Francaise de Rugby||FFR||http://formation.ffr.fr/node/722|
|Federazione Italiana Rugby||FIR||Circolare Informativa 2018/19 (agg. al 27 giugno 2018)|
|Scotland Rugby Union||SRU||http://www.scottishrugby.org/sites/default/files/editor/docs/aglv_national_trials_2018-19.pdf|
|South African Rugby Union||SARU||http://boksmart.sarugby.co.za|
|Welsh Rugby Union||WRU||https://www.wrugamelocker.wales/player-pathway-.aspx|
Please note the age banding for France for season 2019-2020 are as follows: U18: born between 1st of September 2001 and 31st of December 2001 + year 2002 + year 2003 U16: 2004/2005 U14: 2006/2007 U12: 2008/2009 U10: 2010/2011
Cross Border Fixtures Approval
Any schools taking part in any rugby activity in another Union, including Scotland, Wales and Ireland not requiring an overnight stay will need to apply for permission from their County Schools Union.
To contact your County Schools Union please click on the relevant county email link below: