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Weekly training

20 April 2021 19:00

Westminster Lodge

The weather looks great again so get yourself along to training tonight 7pm - 8pm. Please do not go onto pitch till 7:00pm when athletes leave.



13 April 2021 19:00

Back on the track pitch

We are back on the track pitch tonight for our session tonight Please do not go onto the pitch till 7pm and maintain social distancing if you gather before hand!



10 April 2021 10:00

Harpenden RUFC

A reminder that we have a training session at Harpenden RFC this Saturday 10th April from 10.00 to 12.00.
The session will feature a warm up routine, some touch or Ready4Rugby, a reminder about the revised 15 a side laws (which teams will be playing to from 1st May) and a discussion about refereeing the breakdown generally.
Essential items are drinks, your whistle and boots with studs.


World Rugby Head Contact Process

effective from 10th March 2021

World Rugby has issue a new Head Contact Process which is effective from 10th March 2021 and is available with example videos online at: Consideration has been broadened within the process to include all illegal head and neck contact, including dangerous clean-outs, head-on-head collisions and head contact which arises from ball carriers leading with an elbow or forearm, in addition to high tackles and shoulder charges. Please circulate


Annual Dinner

08 September 2020 19:30

September 8th, 2020

I am sure it will no great surprise to you that given the continued problems with COVID-19 and the social distancing measures the Executive has reluctantly decided that we will not be able to hold the postponed Annual dinner in November. We are looking at alternative venues for April 2021 when we propose to hold a combined 2019-2021 dinner. If anyone who has paid for the dinner wishes to have a refund rather than rolling it forward to next year, please feel free to contact the Treasurer who will arrange a transfer. As soon as we have a venue and a date we will let you all know.


All Rugby Suspended- RFU Statement

March 16th, 2020

Following government advice today, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) will suspend all rugby activity in England, at both professional and community level, including club training, league and cup matches subject to continued review. The decision has been taken following government advice in the interests of players, coaches, referees, volunteers, supporters and the wider rugby union community. Where possible, players at all levels are encouraged to maintain their own personal fitness and keep active during this time, while following government guidelines about safe distance and safe exercise environments. We will continue to review and monitor government advice and will provide detailed updates on the impact to the season in the coming weeks.


November meeting

November 14th, 2019

Michael Patz of the RFU professional game match officials team will be presenting on Game Values. Hatfield University site as usual.