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Important information about Player Registration (October 8 2016)

All Clubs, and in particular their Player Registration Officials are reminded, that they must only play or select as a Replacement or Substitute Players who hold Effective Registration for their Club in accordance with the Adult Player Registration Regulations set out in RFU Regulation 14.

Please note that the only conclusive evidence of Effective Registration is the Computerised Record held by the RFU as at the Kick Off time of the match in which such Players or selected to play or be a Replacement as listed on the Match Card.

Each Club is responsible for ensuring its strict compliance with this Regulation and must take all reasonable steps to ensure compliance.

This reminder has been issued in the light of several breaches of this Regulation which have occurred already in the first five weeks of the 2016-2017 season.