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The RFU Announce "Game On" To Come Into Play

By Bob Curry

The 2019/2020 season will see Game On principles introduced to all adult male and female rugby outside RFU Leagues and Cups.

Based on feedback from players and with the aim of ensuring more games are played and the number of cancellations reduced , the Game On principles allow teams to be more flexible with the rules to allow matches to go ahead.

With Game On a match can now take place as long as each team has a minimum of 10 players. In addition, the result will stand as long as the match is a minimum of 40 minutes rather than 80.

Rolling substitutions can be made and teams are encouraged to apply the Half Game Rule to ensure that each player in every match day squad plays at least half of the available playing time.

The principles also allow for scrums and lineouts to be uncontested.

Both teams must agree which of the Game On principles will apply to the match and notify the referee at least 30 minutes prior to kick off. If both teams cannot agree which principles to apply, the match will proceed without the application of the Game On principles.

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Updated 06:46 - 13 Jun 2019 by Bob Curry

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