Dispensation to Play in a Younger Age Grade

In exceptional cases a player may be given dispensation to participate in rugby at a level below their true age grade. This could be due to an existing or previous medical disability (physical or behavioural). Any dispensation, if granted, would only be valid for one season, and would only allow players to play down one age grade, in a specific team.

If a club or school wishes to apply for such a dispensation for a player they must complete the application and email it to [email protected] , including any supporting evidence of the player's condition. The player must have completed the World Rugby online RugbyReady course (rugbyready.worldrugby.org) and the coach must have completed the annual RugbyRight course. The application form must be signed by the player's parent or guardian and coach.

Submissions will be considered on a case-by-case basis by Scottish Rugby's medical team.

2018/19 Application - Dispensation to play down