Return to Play one step closer

Community Rugby has moved one step further towards returning to competitive rugby. The RFU has announced that its Return to Community Rugby Roadmap has advanced from Stage C to Stage D.

The six stage roadmap progresses from Stage A which related to individual training with one other person through to Stage F where there can be a return to competitive matches against other teams.

The progression to Stage D on the Return to Rugby Roadmap means that limited and adapted contact activity can now be included in a training session and inter-club Touch/Ready4Rugby fixtures are allowed. In Stage D a maximum 15 minutes (total duration) of adapted contact activities within a single training session is permitted. In the remainder of the training session, players are permitted to undertake socially distanced strength and conditioning activities, small group non-contact skill development practice and/or Touch/Ready4Rugby games (the only other permitted game training activity).