Touring Information

Going on a Rugby Tour?

Whether you are an England international or an occasional player for your local side, going on tour is a fantastic way to build team spirit, morale, and identity. It provides a rare and exciting opportunity for players and coaches to get to know each other that little bit better and helps to build teamwork both on and off the pitch. Tours often provide memories and friendships that will last a lifetime; the camaraderie and banter can be second to none. However, there are procedures to follow if you are thinking of taking your team away on tour as well as receiving a touring team.

It is helpful to read the following webinar slides if you are travelling with children. Also the Q & A not raised on the webinar. Alternatively you can watch the recorded webinar below.

Please note that permission is not required for tours within England, but clubs must ensure that they adhere to all necessary [child] safeguarding and welfare obligations.

Before going on Tour

  1. Have you read all the information about in-coming and out-going tours on the link above?
  2. Have you completed the Outgoing tour Application Form?

Clubs that are affiliated to the RFU will be insured by the RFU’s Death & Catastrophic injury insurance for playing rugby while on tour, providing RFU approval has been granted and your policy is up to date. Please note that this insurance does not cover temporary injury, loss of earnings, medical and legal expenses or any other type of injury not mentioned in the policy. However, you will need to obtain travel insurance (which will cover you for any repatriation costs should a player become injured during the match and need specialist travel home) and we recommend this is obtained through England Rugby Insurance 0121 698 8001.

Before hosting a Touring side

  1. Have you completed an Incoming Tour Application Form? 
  2. Have you obtained approval from the Union of your visiting team? Details of worldwide Unions can be obtained from World Rugby on their website

Rugby Camps

Please note that all clubs hosting rugby camps must not advertise prior to obtaining permission from Kent County RFU.

A risk assessment and an itinerary should also be submitted when using the online form.

Nigel Fray

Kent County RFU Hon Secretary

For any information regarding the above approvals