The SRU governs all Rugby Union in Scotland – all Scottish teams must therefore be members of our Union in order to be able to play.
No. The Regulation covers all forms of the game. For instance we have as members clubs which:
No. All teams and clubs need to be governed by our Union – but remember in return your team will receive free catastrophic injury cover and a range of other benefits.
It is possible to play a one-off match providing (1) the team is propery insured and (2) Scottish Rugby has given it's permission. For more details please see Permissions to play matches involving a scratch team.
We retain the right of approval in order to prevent the use of potentially confusing or offensive names.
As for club names we wish to avoid the use of confusing or offensive terms. We would also wish to e.g. prevent “ambush marketing” which impacts on the rights of the league’s title sponsor.
In the rugby calendar there is a period each year during which no rugby games are permitted – this is “Close Time”. During 2016 this runs from 23 May to 5 August 2016. We restrict name changes to this period to avoid the potential confusion which might arise if the change were to happen mid-season.
Please contact Graham Ireland at [email protected] or phone 0131 346 5004.