Club directives

1. All players will be given equal playing time throughout the season with the exception of external 'cup' competitions (including Barclays Mini and Lancs Cup). This is due to restrictions regarding squad numbers and the coaching team will select the strongest team available on that day. Any player not selected will have an alternative session arranged at the club. If an age group has enough for 2 or more teams then there should be a balance of ability. The use of 1st/2nd or A/B teams should be avoided.

2. Amount of playing time in single fixtures and festivals, as outlined in Regulation 15 (age grade rugby), should be adhered to. Any issues regarding playing time must be discussed with coaches and safeguarding officer.