A game between two sides drawn from the Senior Squad will take place under RFU's temporary rules.
It's been a long time coming, but the Senior Squad will finally be playing Rugby, complete with the physical contact that makes the game so special. No more touch!
Two teams will play a 10-a-side game under the RFU's experimental laws. These have been introduced to reduce the risk of spread of Covid-19 through contact.
Basic laws of the game apply. However, there's no scrums, and no mauls. Scrums are replaced by free kicks, and lineout catch and drive is a penalty offence. There will be a break at the mid point of each half to allow for hand sanitization.
The changing rooms are available, but the RFU suggest these should only be used if absolutely necessary. No more than 6 players in a changing room at a time, wear a face covering indoors, and sanitize hands on entering and leaving.
Referee Phil Ware will take charge.
Of course, we're still in tier 2, so to prevent mixing across households, post match high jinks will take place outdoors. A substantial meal will be served to players, and the bar is open. Table service only. Rule of Six applies.
Spectators are welcome. However, without a meal, they will not be able to use the bar. We are exploring ways to enable this. Further details may be published about this.
A Club Covid marshal will be present to ensure track and trace is properly followed.
This is a real Christmas present for Rugby at our Club. Come and enjoy it.....safely