Game On! Help for playing with less than 15 players

Game On! Regulations can help you get a game of rugby even if you don't have 15 players. This document helps you to sort things out with your opponents to make sure it's fair, safe and rewarding!

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RFU Men's Leagues pre-season briefing document

This document has been produced to update clubs on key information for the upcoming 2023/24 season. It will contain updates on both the leagues and Papa Johns Men’s Community Cup Competitions. Additionally it will also offer information on other processes such as Appeals. Also offered is guidance and information on other useful topics such as Game On and Floodlights.

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Vale of Lune President, funeral details

The RFU North ROC is saddened to hear of the passing of Paul Antcliffe, President of Vale of Lune, who has sadly died after a short illness. His funeral will be held on Friday 11th August, details can be found on the Vale of Lune website, here - Funeral Arrangements. (

League Structure for 2023-24 season

The structure of the leagues for 2023-24 have been released.

Click here to download the National 1 & 2 and Regional 1 & 2

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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.  

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