The Stanley Rodillians RUFC Round Up
Happy New Year
I am sure I’m not the only one who is glad to see the back of 2020, we look forward to the year ahead, there will be many challenges but we have now hopefully got the worst of it behind us.
The lifting of lockdown in mid December gave new hope to the sport of Rugby Union with the Rugby Football Union announcing new rule changes to get the games going again at the lower grass root levels of rugby. So from the 18th of December friendly fixtures were allowed to be played again, with the following being the main adaptations.
• There will be no scrums or mauls in the game
• Where the game would restart with a scrum, this will be replaced with a free kick
• A minimum of five and a maximum of seven players from each team are required to form a lineout
There are of course other things to take into account due to travel and the tiering system for Coronavirus differing around the regions. Clubs have been grouped in to local areas to limit travel. There are also many rules around changing room use and clubhouse use to add into the mix.
It is great to see the sport can get going again even if slightly adapted. For Rods we decided to wait into the New Year to get things moving again at both Junior and Senior levels, so I look forward to bringing actual match reports in the coming months.
Both Senior and Junior teams will return to training on Tuesday Evenings early in the New Year following all current regulations and guidelines, Juniors 6.30pm-7.30pm and Seniors 7.00pm to 8.30pm.
for updates get in touch or visit our media pages.
Juniors – FACEBOOK – @StanleyRodsJuniorsRUFC WEBSITE – stanleyrodilliansrufc.rfu.club/news/junior-section-news-and-fixtures
Seniors – Website – stanleyrodilliansrufc.rfu.club Facebook – @StanleyRodilliansRufc.
E-mail (Ian Stout)– email@example.com
On behalf of all at Stanley Rodillians RUFC I would like to wish everyone Happy and safe 2021