Category: Education

Half-Game Rule to become regulation

From September 2019, the Half-Game Rule will become regulation. It means that every player in clubs, schools and colleges is guaranteed to get half the available game time.

Level 3 Coaching Award 2019/20

The RFU will be opening the Level 3 course to any coaches who meet the pre-requisites (download form below) and welcome applications from those coaching children, schools and youth, player pathway and adult rugby in both the male and female game.

Training Tips from The Game Changers

To help coaches across the country to create and tailor sessions, some of the RFU’s top Community Rugby Coaches (CRC) have run us through their top training games to show how to engage players.

Eddie Jones – Game Changer Masterclass

If you ever wondered what it must be like to be in the England camp, coached by Eddie, watch this short ‘get your hands up!’ Game Changer video. Inspiring and motivating stuff!

C.A.R.D.S Course for Coaches

C.A.R.D.S. are the priority skills for helping develop the next generation of England Rugby players both on and off the pitch.

University of Essex Rugby club using partnership for success

In 2016, the University of Essex was one of 14 universities entering a partnership with the RFU, and their rugby club created a step change in rugby provision, driving up performance standards, while becoming more inclusive and offering new recreational opportunities.

Alex helps pupils play their cards right

A recent CARDS workshop organised by Dan Cook, Director of Sport at Giggleswick School, saw former pupil and Wasps forward Alex Rieder head up the day.


Fiona and Alastair Brunt grew up watching their dad Peter refereeing rugby and listening to his words of wisdom. And the Gloucester and District Referee Society reaped the rewards.