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    IAPS Rugby
    Rugby union became a professional sport officially in 1995.


"The level of competition was high amongst all teams, enjoying a great day of Rugby representing their school. The boys loved the competitive but friendly atmosphere as well as the hog roast and fantastic facilities provided by Oundle school. With many thanks to James Ashcroft for organising the event." - IAPS Sport

Tournament Information

  • Two new U11 Rugby Festivals will be held in November 2017.
  • The Small Schools Sevens Rugby Tournament will also be held in March 2018.


  • All competitors must attend an IAPS School
  • All pupils must be under the age limit on 1 September 2017.
  • To enter the <30 Schools’ Sevens Tournament you must have 30 boys or less in Year 8.
  • To enter the <20 Schools’ Sevens Tournament, you must have 20 boys or less in Year 8.


  • All competitors must attend an IAPS school.
  • Competitors age must be taken from 1 September in the academic year of competition.
  • The tournament will be run in accordance with the RFU's New Rules of Play.
  • IAPS published guidance for schools in September 2016, in conjunction with the RFU, clarifying the New Rules of Play and Regulation 15.

National Governing Body Information

  • The National Governing Body.
  • Age Grade Codes of Practice. - The codes provide support and guidance to coaches and teachers in:
  • Developing the whole player – to ensure holistic player development
  • Playing and training frequency – to address over and under playing and ensure a balanced rugby programme
  • Grouping of players – to ensure inclusivity and support individual player development
  • Playing out of age group – to enhance player development and confirm what is permitted in regulation
  • Out of season activity, camps and tours - clarifying regulation and requirements for camps and tours • Minimum standards for coaches and referees – detailing how coaches and referees can achieve best practice
  • National Playing Survey - We want to gain valuable insight into what motivates and drives different parts of the game across age groups, genders, playing and non-playing roles, and across all formats of the game. Nearly 28,000 people completed the inaugural National Rugby Survey and Age Grade Player Survey last year, the largest community rugby surveys of their kind. With your help we can beat this.
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  • Survey - This survey will be running until midnight on Wednesday 11 October.


19/03/2017 Small Schools Sevens <20 Tournament Oundle School More Info
19/03/2017 Small Schools Sevens <30 Tournament Oundle School More Info
08/11/2017 U11 Rugby Festival - Littlegarth Littlegarth School More Info
15/11/2017 U11 Rugby Festival - Truro School Truro Prep School More Info



2017 Teams


2017 competitors


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