Please find below the main points from the new RAG 16B for Adult Hampshire Competitions in Divisions 2, 3 and 4.
All regulations can be found on the website  on the following page -  RAG16B is under the Governance section.
2019-20 season
Differences to RFU regulations by league:-
-up to 20 players.
-Rolling subs.
-You must START with contested scrums, if “man off” rule is used then you may go uncontested at any time.
-“Man off” rule to apply to front row
(You are not required to have front row replacements but you may not replace the front row player with any other player if you need to go uncontested due to a lack of trained front row replacements)(I.e. you will be down one player).
-No match card, therefore no player registration requirement.
-you are permitted but not required to loan players to the opposition.
-“Game on” regulations are not part of this league but may be used if both teams agree at least ONE HOUR prior to kick off and with the referee’s approval.  The league administrator should be advised.
-any number of players.
-Rolling subs.
-You may play at ANY point with uncontested scrums, this will not affect the result.
-No match card, therefore no player registration requirement.
-The game may start with a minimum of 10 players
-Player loans are permitted.  If you choose not to loan players then you MUST reduce your on field numbers to within ONE player more than the opposition.
-At any stage of the game and for any reason(other than yellow/red card) you may not have more than one player more than the opposition.
-“Game on” regulations form the basis of this league but not the entirety, they may be used in full if both teams agree at least ONE HOUR prior to kick off and with the referee’s approval.
(See poster for details)
This division will be operated entirely on “Game on” regulations.  We just want games to go ahead in the spirit of rugby.

Hampshire RFC U16 Boys 2019/20 season



Dear U16 Managers/Coaches or School PE Staff/Rugby Teachers,


Nominations are once again requested for players that wish to be considered for the Hampshire RFC U16 Squads for 2019/20.


Match Day & Training Programme 2019/20 season


2x Full Squad Training Sessions – Venue & Time TBC


Hampshire v Dorset & Wilts (H) A & B Teams – Venue & KO TBC


Hampshire v Middlesex (H) A & B Teams – Venue & KO TBC


Berkshire v Hampshire (A) A & B Teams – Venue & KO TBC


Surrey v Hampshire (A) A & B Teams – Venue & KO TBC



This season we will again have two squads of 30 players, but this year for four A & B fixtures (outlined above). Pre-Match Training and Matches will take place on the same days, with the possibility of additional Unit-based training sessions taking place also in the run-up to the match.


A strict time window for receipt of nominations is necessary this year & will be enforced, so please submit your nominations within the timeframes below:


Nomination window: September 16th to October 14th 2019.  

Please complete the CLUB Player Nomination list as well as the...


Player Nomination Form  for all nominees, whether they were part of the U15 Squad last year or not, and return to Gareth Lewis, Hampshire U16 Team Manager, at gslewis61@gmail.com


Due to the potential numbers involved (last year at U15’s we trialled over 200 boys) we will be holding two trial sessions: Fri. 25th October & Sun. 27th October 2019. This (hopefully) may be reduced to one if numbers permit.


The U16 Coaching team will also be out and about across the County to watch and assess nominated and potential new players during their Club & School League & Friendly fixtures. This may result in their pre-selection and remove the need to attend a trial. Pre-selected players will be notified via the Hampshire RFC website so please check the website regularly for updates.


Remaining nominees not pre-selected will be invited to attend one or other of the two trials (if needed), providing their nomination was received within the strict time window.


Please ensure that any nominations you submit are only for those players you have identified as suitable candidates to represent the County and beyond.


Last season’s Trial and subsequent selection outcome should act as a guide to the suitability of your potential nominees.


Your support in assessing players prior to nomination will help ensure that trials will be meaningful, manageable and players are given enough time to show their ability and avoid unnecessary disappointment.


Players who are successfully selected for either squad will be asked to attend some additional organisational /set piece training sessions, as well as a pre-match Friday night team run. This will ensure that we have enough time to work on unit skills, as well as team play.


We look forward to receiving your considered player nominations.


Kind regards,

Gareth Lewis                                    Malcolm Osborne

Hampshire U16 Manager              Hampshire U16 Head Coach

Following on from the 2018 Clubs’ survey 20% of respondents advised that they wanted a review of the structure of competitions within Hampshire RFU. This survey is designed as a wider consultation to help establish what our clubs would like to be considered by providing wider feedback. 
This consultation is being conducted by your Club representatives and will help feed into future development along with output from the RFU who will be conducting a wider review of competitions.
Responses from this survey will help inform development of our Leagues for the 2020/21 season.
The overall objective is to ensure as many 15-a-side games are played in an appropriate format that facilitates a competitive environment, where appropriate and delivers satisfaction for our clubs and players.
The RFU will also be conducting a full review of competitions and Hampshire RFU will be well informed as a result of this survey.
Questions 12-16 are aimed at players, but please feel free to answer 
The questions have been compiled using feedback from your club representatives and RDOs.
The survey should take no longer than 3 minutes to complete.
Many thanks for taking time to complete the survey and for helping shape the future of competitions within Hampshire.



How will your club members be celebrating National Fitness Day this year?


Do they want the perfect excuse to get out of the office and bond as a team?


Our Official Fitness Partner Virgin Active is offering interested club members the chance to come down and work out on the Twickenham Stadium Pitch on 25 September from 3.45 to 5pm.


They will be running iconic Grid Classes inspired and hosted by Tom Farrow – England Sevens’ Coach. The warm up will give participants a taste of Japanese culture to get them in the mood for the big tournament. 


Encourage anyone interested to come down, get in the mood and feel the burn with Virgin Active by booking their place here

Friday Night Under Lights Is Back for both for Men’s & Women Adult Players



Building on the success of last season Hampshire RFU and the England Rugby Community team will once again run a series of ‘Friday Night Under Light’ evenings. We continue to learn and increase the numbers of players participating in these enjoyable evenings.  Our key learning from last season:


  • ·Promote the event as a cross field game played on half a pitch
  • ·Run a parallel event for the women players
  • ·Number in teams will be dependent on number of players that turn up – we normally play with between 8-11
  • ·Organise events in the early part of the season
  • ·Do not organise too many.  (Less is more)  



With this in mind, we will run two events at Eastleigh RFC before Christmas.  The club have recently had new floodlights installed on a second pitch so we will run a parallel women’s event also


Dates & Venues: 

  • ·11thOctober               Eastleigh RFC
  • ·8th November            Eastleigh RFC


Aim of the Evenings:   Please remember that the aim of the evenings is to help our clubs retain, recruit and engage players and provide social rugby:


  • ·Re engage those players that are not able to commit to regular training and Saturday Rugby
  • ·Provide more game time for the developing
  • ·Help players transitioning from touch rugby to contact rugby in a safe and controlled environment
  • ·Parents that coach their children that have little or no playing experience
  • ·Provide opportunity for Parents to play with sons & daughters / friends to play together



Referees / Medical:  The England Rugby Development team will referee games and a qualified first aider / physio will be present.


Remember a Complementary Pint or Softie plus Food:  will be provided for all those that play


Entries:  I/C in charge of teams if you would be good enough to confirm numbers to me for the first event no later than 1600 Tuesday 8th October this will enable me to make arrangements with the club, first aid staff and volunteers that will assist on the evening.



  • ·Club not listed below: If your club is not mentioned below but you would like to take part just touch base with me and I will add you to my list. ivantorpey@rfu.com
  • ·Small numbers: If you just want to come alone or with a couple of mates you will be most welcome, we guarantee that you will be able to play as much game time as you wish


Club that participated last year:  




E-mail address:


Glenn Lawrence


Locksheath Pumas

Matt Selby



Alan Day



Nick Creal



Nick Cazeaux

Jim Everett




Chris Budden

Andrew carter




Geoff Gale



Lee Foster


Wessex Wyverns

Nick Vaux


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