Are You Ready to Play Rugby?

Are You Ready to Play Rugby?

Scottish Rugby recognise and acknowledge concerns about injuries in sport – the ‘Are You Ready to Play Rugby?’ initiative was introduced to ensure that a consistent approach to player safety is adopted across Scotland by coaches, teachers, referees and volunteers at all levels of the game.

Scottish Rugby's Age Banding Policy – a fundamental part of the Are You Ready to Play Rugby? initiative – states, ‘Children and young people should be playing and training with people of the same age and physical maturity.’ Rugby for children and young people either at schools or clubs in Scotland has been developed to ensure maximum possible safety, with a structured progression to cover the introduction, playing, teaching and refereeing of the game from Primary 4 through to adult rugby. 

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Male U18 - Adult Rugby Age Banding

 

Male U16 – U18 Rugby Age Banding

 

Female Rugby Age Banding 

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Schools Rugby Age Banding

 

Injury Management

 Resources
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World Rugby Player Welfare

 World Rugby RugbyReady 

World Rugby Laws of the Game