Further to the RFU Council meeting today, where the
Adult Competition Review was discussed, we would like
to update you on the following outcome.
While the Adult Competition Review and all its
recommendations were passed by Council in June 2014,
it was thought prudent to take into account recent
feedback. This predominantly concerns 1st XV league
and RFU Cup rugby. The Adult Competition Review
also made recommendations, which were approved,
regarding the organisation of rugby for 2nd and lower
XVs, as well as for student competitions and other
forms of the game, namely touch and sevens.
As a result of the above, a resolution was passed to
delay the implementation of the recommendations of
the Adult Competition Review concerning 1st XV league
and RFU Cup rugby by 12 months to undertake further
consultation, including a detailed club and player
survey. With this in mind the revised structured season
for 2015/2016, with details, will be forthcoming soon.
The RFU Council reiterated their commitment to
recommendations concerning 2nd and lower XV rugby,
student competitions, sevens and touch to continue to
be implemented in accordance with the agreed original