RFU's Head of Age Grade reviews half a game rule: Gains and challenges


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Mark Saltmarsh, who is Head of Education and Age Grade Rugby at the RFU, tells us how the "Half a game" rule (HGR) has worked so far, and what have been the challenges.
Mark gives an honest assessment of the current roll-out, with plenty of practical ways to make it work for all clubs.
We covered:

  • The principles behind the rule
  • Why have a rule when good coaches should be doing this already
  • Some of the main issues that have caused problems: cup games, keen players becoming demotivated
  • The role of sanctions
  • How conversations before games make it easier to implement
  • How HGR is being integrated into courses.

For more resources on HGR go to the RFU website. Click here.

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