Warwickshire Rugby Football Union
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The Warwickshire M&J Committee has considered the latest advise the Government alongside the suspension of all rugby activity made by the RFU yesterday.
The Warwickshire RFU M&J cup will be cancelled for this season. The Cups & Plates will not be awarded.
Of course we understand that clubs and especially players will be disappointed, but not even rugby should be placed above the health and well-being of its participants and their loved ones.
WARWICKSHIRE COLTS RFU
The Warwickshire Colts Committee has considered the latest advice from the Government alongside the announcement of suspension of all rugby activity made by the RFU yesterday.
All formal Colts rugby in Warwickshire will be cancelled for the rest of the season. Neither the League nor the Cup will be awarded. In the event of rugby restarting in April Clubs may play friendly matches.
Of course we understand that Clubs and players will be disappointed, but we are in unprecedented circumstances.
Good luck to all!!
The Rugby Football Union has suspended all levels of the game in England until 14 April because of coronavirus.
The RFU said all activity, including club training, league and cup matches, and rugby education courses, should be stopped.
U20 COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP.
Result - Warwickshire 44 v Buckinghamshire 5.
COVID 19 - RFU ADVICE.
The government yesterday announced that there is no change in advice regarding sporting events at the moment i.e. they can continue. Given this, league and cup games planned for this weekend will played as usual. However we recognise that competition organisers, players and clubs are seeking advice on specific details, so the RFU’s position is that in the event of situations where:
(a) Covid-19 case or cases have been reported or suspected in relation to player and/or individuals connected to a club (or closely connected to a club, player or such other individual connected to a club); and/or
(b) such individuals are subject to the Governmental advice to self-isolate;
Postponements of fixtures involving the clubs will be permitted as a justifiable reason for postponement, subject to clubs notifying the opposition and the competition organiser of the postponement (in accordance with competition organisers’ instructions). The RFU regulations will continue to apply.
We will keep this under continual review and will be assessing the situation over the weekend in line with latest Government advice. If there are any planned changes to the future playing of the league and cup programmes this will be communicated to clubs and participants as soon as possible.
If (a) or (b) applies to your team please contact:
• Mens teams playing in RFU Leagues (English Club Championship) and Cups – your league secretary or competitions organiser
• Mens teams playing in Merit/CB Leagues - your league secretary or competitions organiser
• Womens teams playing in RFU Leagues - womenscompetitions@RFU.com
• Age Grade - Your league secretary or competitions organiser
Five Warwickshire U18's have been selected to play for England Counties U18's in the two match test series against Ireland Clubs & Schools in April: Sam Everett - Nuneaton, James Crabtree - Old Leamingtonians, Sam Bayliss - Old Leamingtonians,
Ed Righton - Old Leamingtonians, Chris Romano - Barkers' Butts.
Well done to everyone involved players, parents, coaches and managers.
WRFU GIRLS RUGBY.
See under representative rugby for details of this years Girls U18 and U15 Festivals.
RFU LOCAL DELIVERY TEAM.
Congratulations to Matt Wooldridge on his promotion to RFU Area 4 Manager. the changes to the Warwickshire delivery team are under Club Development/RFU staff support
CHANGES TO REGULATION 15.
The RFU have released a short summary regarding this years regulation changes - see under Club Development & information.
17 YEAR OLDS PLAYING ADULT RUGBY
From August 1st 2019 there is a new 2-step process for 17 year old players (male and female) who wish to play adult rugby.
There will be a twitter Q&A on Monday 5th August from 1730 on the Age Grade Rugby Twitter account to find out more.https://twitter.com/agegraderugby?lang=en
Ask your questions via #AskAgeGrade