The RFU is launching a series of initiatives to listen to and learn from people across the game by consulting on the process around the implementation of a lower tackle height in the community game.
The consultation will allow the game to discuss the motivations behind the change and the needs to be factored in to make the implementation a success
The first of these initiatives is a survey open to all in England: Click here
The RFU is seeking the support of the community game to implement change in a way that ensures rugby remains the sport we all know and love. In addition to the survey, there will also be a series of online and face-to-face consultations across the country.
The RFU has been working with Constituent Bodies to ensure the consultation reaches a broad and representative cross-section of people – from players and coaches, through to match and disciplinary officials, and to club volunteers and parents representing both the adult and junior male and female game.
Changing the tackle height is an important step in reducing the risk of concussion in the community game. It’s backed by a large body of scientific evidence, and is aligned with recent steps taken by France, other Home Nations and New Zealand.
After external analysis of all the data, the feedback will be taken back to the RFU Council to determine the way forward.