A series of high profile disciplinary cases have led to negative media coverage some of which has suggested that issues such as these are widespread in the game. At the RFU we do not believe that is the case but we have a duty to ensure that we are in a position to make that clear and to rebuild the gameâ€™s reputation. We have set up the Image of the Game Task Group, which I am honoured to chair, and one of our first priorities was to ask all of you in the game to give us your views.
This survey is your opportunity to let us know what you think about these issues, whether you are seeing them in rugby as you know it, what you think about the issues that have been in the media, and how you think those might be addressed. Your feedback on this is vital to enable us to get a real understanding and I would urge you to complete the survey if you are able. Please remember that completing the survey and proving none of these things are an issue is far more valuable to us than not completing it at all. Click here to go through and start taking the survey.
The survey is open from Saturday 12th September through to close of play on Sunday 27th September although we will be starting analysis of your responses from Monday 21st September so if you were able to submit your thoughts before then it really would be much appreciated.