Cross Border Matches - Advance Approval
RFU Regulation 10 - Cross Border matches with Scottish and Welsh clubs
As stated in RFU Community Game Update [November 2019]: RFU Regulation 10 deals with tours, which invariably involve overnight stays and activities other than rugby, and cross border matches, predominantly against Scottish and Welsh clubs where the travel and match can be completed in less than a day. For tours, clubs have to apply well in advance, using the online Tour application for approval, providing significant detail of the activities.
However, cross border matches are often arranged at late notice.
Therefore, the regulation allows CBs to give advance approval at the beginning of the season to its clubs to play such matches without at that stage having any detail of the games (opponents, venue, and whether age grade or adult teams).
GRFU clubs can now apply for Advance Approval of Cross Border Matches, completing the form below. To comply with the World Rugby regulation, when clubs play such fixtures, and have advance approval from GRFU, they will now need to send to County Office, at the end of the season. a list of such matches with the following information:
- RFU Club
- Date of Match
- Venue (Home or Away)
- Name of Club and which Union it is from (invariably it will be a Scottish (SRU) or Welsh (WRU) club
- Details of teams involved (1st XV men, 2nd XV Women, U16s boys etc)