The RFU has launched a series of initiatives to listen to and learn from people across the game by consulting on the process around implementation of a lower tackle height in the community game. The consultation will allow the game to discuss the motivations behind the change and the needs to be factored in to make the implementation a success.

The first of these initiatives is a survey ( open to all in England.

The survey will be open from today until 9am on Wednesday 22 March, where the data will then be analysed by an independent, expert research agency.

Following this analysis, and a series of focus groups and forums with groups from around the game, the data will be taken back to the RFU Council to determine the way forward.