Thursday, 28 November 2019

Grassroots Rugby - Game On

I am really quite impressed by "GAME ON" -  the new initiative soon to be launched by New Zealand Rugby.

Brought in to try to avoid matches being defaulted, from next season school or club teams can turn up with a minimum of 10 players and, with the agreement of the opposition, still play a match.

GAME ON is designed to apply to all levels below senior first XV and therefore hopefully will help  address the drop off in playing numbers, especially in the late teen age grades.

With flexibility around match duration, uncontested scrums and rolling subs also part of the initiative,    I think it's a smart and innovative way to keep people playing rugby - which, after all, is the whole point of grassroots rugby.

This is something the RFU should seriously consider plagiarising!!

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