With the run-up to the new Age Grade season upon us, we can reconfirm the changes to Regulation 15 as outlined previously. These are designed to prioritise age-grade player’s retention and safety after they have missed important stepping stones in their rugby progression during the last two seasons.
- Playing to a specific Summer Activity framework in June to August 2021
- Delaying the shift to the next set of age grade rules until 1st January 2022
- Suspending 17 year olds being able to play adult rugby until 1st January 2022
- Permitting combining of teams for the season at U14 to 18
The details are outlined in the Age Grade Changes document on the Return to Rugby page.