Electronic Matchcard Support Materials Reminder

Please find below a range of support material for Electronic Match Card (EMC), which is replacing hard copy match cards in your league for the upcoming season.

EMC was introduced in 2016/17 as a way of driving operational efficiency in recording match details, linked to competition integrity. It also plays a vital role in measuring progress against the RFU’s strategic plan ambitions of more teams, matches and players; it is key to understanding how much rugby is being played, how often and by whom.

For 2018-19 the RFU are extending EMC to level 8 in the men’s game and National Challenge 1 in the women’s game, which will mean an additional 518 clubs and 5000+ matches being captured using EMC. The level of detail required will mirror that of level 5 and 6 in the men’s game i.e. team line-ups and confirmation of result.

The following link will take you to the EMC section of the England Rugby website https://www.englandrugby.com/governance/club-support/gms/electronic-match-card/<https://protect-eu.mimecast.com/s/IJBFCVONlHl34QvSGXaN6?domain=englandrugby.com>

Here you will find a range of support material for the desktop and mobile versions of EMC , including:


  • Written step by step ‘how-to’ guides


  • Video guides (if you view them on full screen they may appear slightly blurry. We are working to fix this ASAP, but for now it is advisable to view in the screen size that opens when you click on the link)


  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)


  • ‘How to get help’ document


To access EMC you must have the correct permissions on GMS. It is your clubs responsibility to ensure the appropriate people have the correct permissions to access EMC. Two people within a club can do this:



  1. Honorary Secretary


  1. Data Officer