Checking of Youth Player's RFU I/D Cards - Guidance Notes...
RFU I/D Cards should be checked at least 30 minutes prior to kick-off.
A Coach or Team Manager from Both Teams participating in the match must be present at all times, and must hold an enhanced RFU CRB check.
Coaches or Managers are encouraged to check the details of any or all Players against their RFU I/D cards and may ask any Player to confirm his own date of birth.
However, the Coach / Manager must undertake this procedure in a friendly non-intimidating manner. It is vital that during this process the Player(s) in question feel at ease with the situation and do not feel intimidated in any way.
Players likewise should be encouraged to respect the process which is designed to protect their interests.