Important rule from SRU regarding weekend playing times for S2 players

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Important rule from SRU regarding weekend playing times for S2 players

Pat Fisher
Parents and players need to be aware that at S1-3 level, a player should only play a total of 90 minutes of Rugby during the weekend. The GHA coaches have no way of knowing players out-of-club rugby activity, so it is up to players/parents to ensure the 90 minute limit is applied.


If you are playing in a competition for a school over a weekend, you should let the GHA coaches know how many minutes you have left to allocate playing with GHA so they can arrange team positions to cover any absences.


E.G if you have played 50 mins for your school on a Sat then you have 40 mins playing time left for GHA on Sun, so you will need to be subbed off for the last 1/3 of a 60 minute match.


Hope this makes sense. The policy is to ensure sufficient recovery for any head knocks etc, and prevent long term health implications.  I have attached some other info that may be useful regarding the Schools & Youth Conferences 2015-16.



S&Y_Conferences_2015-16_-_FAQs.pdf
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Re: Important rule from SRU regarding weekend playing times for S2 players

Pat Fisher
My interpretation was incorrect. Here is the correct explanation from the club president.... (Thanks Grant for checking)

This is incorrect and these FAQs are lacking in clarity.
The rule being referred to is a World Rugby (IRB) protocol which states that no player should play more than 90 mins in a 24 hour period, which does not affect us as schools play on a Saturday morning and clubs play on a Sunday afternoon.
The playing of two games in a weekend is to be brought in over the next two seasons but clubs are free to play players who have played for their school so long as they don't breech the 90 mins rule (which they can't as the games will never be in the same 24hr period).