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).