|Results from the National Rugby Survey in October 2019 show that 30% of respondents, from across all roles in rugby, are aware of the Game On principles. An example of its positive introduction can be found in the Surrey RFU Reserve Leagues where 7% of games so far have implemented Game On principles to avoid cancellations.
Based on feedback from players, Game On was introduced into all adult male and female rugby, outside RFU Leagues and Cups, at the start of the 2019/20 season. The aim is to allow teams to be more flexible with the laws so that a game can go ahead even when teams do not have 15 players available.
In Staffordshire, Game On principles have been used to shape a new Social Merit League, providing players with regular, flexible, playing opportunities with positive effect. Read the case study below.
Game On options include flexibilities on match length, player numbers, substitutions, lineouts, scrums and application of the half game rule. Further details can be seen below.