Resident Club Coach
- Jan 27, 2004
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.It was merely one possibility agreed camquin
Their is such a lot of confusion about insurance
The RFU insurance covers all catastrophic injuries suffered playing rugby. It doesn't matter if people are negligent or using the wrong laws .. the injured person is still covered . That is the point of insurance
If there was negligence the insurance company might come after you to recover the costs, but that is separate. The person with the catastrophic injury is covered by the insurance
Yes, it's a good idea not to be negligent .
But the primary reason why you would avoid negligence is because you want to keep your players safe, and avoid any injury in the first place. Not so much to CYA in the resulting court cases
In other words your train of thought should be about whether your boys can safely lift.
Good points CR.
Bottom line however is that wrt the RFU's insurers at least, the requirement is for coaches etc to follow the AG regs.
RFU AG regs don't permit lifted lineouts until U15. (notwithstanding one off differences as per the above)
the crux here is whether the insurers (Marsh?) have decided that lifted lineouts below U15 are not an item they wish to insure, or whether its the RFU that have decreed no such lifting. which still binds coaches etc to those regs etc. wrt what is covered or not ie whether they may get chased etc.
So whatever the reasons for the REFU not allowing lifting below U15 its either/or/both
* RFU don't want it
* Insurers don't want it.