Following a four year review of the Under 7 to U18 rugby, the implementation of Age Grade Rugby changes for boys and girls in clubs, schools, colleges and Constituent Bodies within England has now started.

Age Grade Rugby includes changes to the competition calendar, competition offer and the rules of the game for boys and girls playing in clubs, schools, colleges and in the representative pathway. At the heart of these changes are the wants and needs of all young people with player enjoyment above all else to keep more young people enjoying the game for longer and into their adult years. The programme will be based on the principles of a player centred approach that is development driven and competition supported.

For full details on the changes to Age Grade Rugby, click HERE and please find attached a FAQ document relating to line out interpretation at U14 and U15. Please also click the link to view key documents:

Please continue to pass on this information and advocate the developments to everyone involved in Age Grade Rugby across your area. If you have any specific questions please do get in touch on [email protected].