The rules and regulations for the new season are now available for download from the SWRU downloads section of the website and will also shortly be available as part of the Rugby Record. The rules and regulations for the new season are now available for download from the SWRU downloads section of the website and will also shortly be available as part of the Rugby Record.
The only major change is in relation to Players Under the Age of 18, please refer to the Girls Regulations 2007-08 in the Downloads section. The rules and regulations are now in a much more user friendly format, so please take some time having a look at them to familiarise yourself with the content if you are unsure of anything. Please also have a look at the sanctions schedule which the SWRU Executive Board will refer to in the event of a club or individual being penalised.
This year, once again, the primary method for deciding league positions is the number of matches played so if you are struggling, please play a friendly where at all possible. Also, do have a look at the ???what to do if you are struggling for numbers??? info sheet in the downloads section of the website.
It is strongly recommended that all clubs have a copy of the regulations with them at all matches so that any unexpected questions can be answered quickly with minimum fuss. It is highly unlikely that an SWRU representative will be available for question on the day of a match.
On affiliation your club will receive a copy of the handy kit-bag sized Rugby Record and additional copies will be on sale from the Rugby Shop at Murrayfield. SWRU affiliation also brings access to the SRU subsidised travel assistance scheme and free club accident insurance. The deadline for affiliation and insurance is drawing near so please action this as soon as possible to ensure that your club is ready to play its first fixtures in September.
Finally, please get in touch with Beth Dickens at DomesticCompetitions@swru.org.uk if you have any questions.