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Senior & Youth Rules and Regulations

Playing out of Age Grade

Please see below a copy of the Playing Out of Age Grade Form for players in the Youth Age Grades.  If you have any queries with this please contact the NLD Office on 01636 640800 /  

NLD Guidance Notes - Playing Out of Age Grade

Playing Out of Age Grade Form 2013-14

NLD RFU U7-10 Festival Guidance

Please see the link below for guidance on festivals being run by NLD Clubs and NLD Festivals for 2013-14.  

NLD U7-10 Festival Guidance


The RFU have released the below attachment as an amendment to the RFU Handbook.

RFU Handbook Correct 2013 - Scrum Sequence

Replacements and Interchanges

Please see below the document circulated by the NLD RFU RS for Referees attention detailing the number of replacements and interchanges allowed within NLD in the various competitions.  

Replacemants & Interchanges

Confirmation of Referee Appointments

The NLD RFU RS have reissued a guidance note to assist clubs with the process they should take when confirming referees appointed to their games.  Please find a copy of the below.

Confirmation of Referee Appointments

Touchline Protocol

Over recent seasons, abuse of match officials has unfortunately become more prevalent and we would remind clubs that they have a duty to the game in general for the behaviour of their players, officials and spectators. Abuse of referees by coaches has increased and the NLD Disciplinary Committee will be dealing with proven cases in the coming season with bans towards the upper end of sanctions so please be warned.

All clubs MUST ensure that the playing area is roped or fenced off where physically possible and that spectators stay behind the barrier. In addition, a technical area should be marked for each team to use as desired within the protocol.

Whilst the protocol does state that replacements shouldn't run touch, it is accepted that in many smaller clubs it is not always possible to find a willing volunteer outside of the team to do this task and a pragmatic view will be taken on this point in particular. Indeed, a pragmatic view will be taken in general but clubs should adhere to the protocol where they can.

If any club has any issues with the proposal please advise us accordingly and we will liaise with the Referees' Society accordingly.

Touchline Protocol June 2012

NLD Transfer Form

A copy of the 2013-14 Youth Transfer Form is available via the link below.

NLD Youth Transfer Form

Codes of Practise

Copies of the Good Coaches / Players / Parents / Spectators / Match Official Guides are available below. 

Codes of Practice

Disciplinary Action in Age Grade Rugby

For guidance on Disciplinary Action in Age Grade Rugby please view Regulation 19 via the link below.

Guidance on Disciplinary Action in Age Grade Rugby

NLD Mini & Junior Registration Form

A copy of the NLD Registration form for Mini & Junior players is available via the link below.

NLD Blank Registration Form