Papa John's Community Cup - regulations

Several clubs have been asking about the regulations for the Papa John's Community Cup, which do differ slightly from league regulations.

Click here to download the regulations from the RFU website


Papa John's Community Cup - draws made

The draw has been made for the Papa John's Community Cup, at all levels.

As a reminder there are different tiers of competition that clubs have qualified into by virtue of their league position after games on the weekend of the 18th March (11th March for Regional 1 Cups).

The Regional 1 and 2 Championship will be pool based (four teams per pool) progressing to knockout. All other competitions are straight knockout from the start.

Draws will be made following each round for the knockout competitions and they will be posted on this webpage on Mondays following weekend matches.

Click here to see the fixutres


Tackle Height, RFU Consultation

The RFU is launching a series of initiatives to listen to and learn from people across the game by consulting on the process around implementation of a lower tackle height in the community game.

The consultation will allow the game to discuss the motivations behind the change and the needs to be factored in to make the implementation a success. 

The first of these initiatives is a survey open to all in England: Click here

The RFU is seeking the support of the community game to implement change in a way that ensures rugby remains the sport we all know and love. In addition to the survey, there will also be a series of online and face-to-face consultations across the country.  

The RFU has been working with Constituent Bodies to ensure the consultation reaches a broad and representative cross-section of people – from players and coaches, through to match and disciplinary officials, and to club volunteers and parents representing both the adult and junior male and female game.  

Changing the tackle height is an important step in reducing the risk of concussion in the community game. It’s backed by a large body of scientific evidence, and is aligned with recent steps taken by France, other Home Nations and New Zealand. 

After external analysis of all the data, the feedback will be taken back to the RFU Council to determine the way forward.  

Take the survey now


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