Regulations for Women's Rugby
This page will be updated regularly with any developments within the women's game. Regulations from the RFU will be posted as well as advice from our Women's game experts Spike and Adrian.
Focus: Team Numbers
The key is National Challenge 2 and below are played with Under 19 regs where are the higher league games are standard LoTG.
AT Under 19 regs the key is statement about numbers is;
Team numbers: Matches can be played with reduced numbers of either 10 or 12 a side. 12 a side will comprise of 6 forwards and 6 backs (front row, second row, number 8). The lowest number of Players a team can play with is 10. In all matches, there must be the same number of players from each team on the field of play, subject to the Laws of the Game