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Transitional Game

This resource is a guide to coaching and developing young or inexperienced rugby players from playing tag or touch through to a variation of contact rugby, introducing the basics of contact in a fun, controlled and safe way. Please watch the introductory video to learn more.

Transition Game Laws

The Transition Game laws are designed to promote a free flowing and competitive game of rugby, with specific regulations concerning contact and options at the tackle and breakdown. Watch the video for an overview of the key points, and you can view and print the full rules and regulations here.

Click here for the Introductory Skills section

Disclaimer: This resource is aimed at rugby coaches who have already achieved at least a Level 1 Coaching Award in Rugby Union - it is expected that you will have already trained in aspects of safety in the tackle through the Rugby Ready Player Safety course prior to coaching any of the exercises described in this resource. The RFU and Fifth Frame can take no responsibility for accident or injury incurred as a result of mis-use of the information contained herein.