Mini Rugby

U12 Rugby

Coaches and Manager

Coach Mr Paul Burdin

Coach Mr Phil Wathen

U12 team information

The key Rules of Play are:

  • Team numbers: A maximum of 12 a-side
  • Maximum pitch size: 60 metres x 43 metres
  • Ball Size: 4
  • Maximum minutes each half: 20
  • Continuation of the contested strike
  • Nearest 5 players in a scrum (all players trained, late specialisation)
  • No limit on numbers contesting for the ball including in the maul and ruck
  • Introduction of the hand off below the armpits

In addition all U12 matches and training must follow within the guidelines set out in the RFU Regulation 15 – Age Grade Rugby and Appendix 6 for U12 – see links below.

RFU Regulation 15

Regulation 15 Appendix_6 U12

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U11 Rugby

Coaches and Manager

U11 team information

The key Rules of Play are:

  • Team numbers: a maximum of 9-a-side
  • Maximum pitch size: 60 metres x 43 metres
  • Ball Size: 4
  • Maximum minutes each half: 20
  • Introduction of the contested strike
  • Nearest 3 players in a scrum (all players trained, late specialisation)
  • Contest for the ball (2 players v 2 players)
  • Introduction of tactical kicking and kicking restarts

In addition all U11 matches and training must follow within the guidelines set out in the RFU Regulation 15 – Age Grade Rugby and Appendix 5 for U11 – see links below.

RFU Regulation 15

Regulation 15 Appendix_5 U11

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U10 Rugby

Coaches and Manager

Coach Mr Daryl Cormack

Coach Mr Ian McDougall

U10 team information

The key Rules of Play are:

  • Team numbers: a maximum of 8-a-side
  • Maximum pitch size: 60 metres x 35 metres
  • Ball Size: 4
  • Maximum minutes each half: 15
  • Introduction of uncontested scrum
  • Nearest 3 players in a scrum (all players trained, late specialisation)
  • Contest for the ball (1 player v 1 player)
  • Introduction of Maul
  • Introduction of Ruck

In addition all U10 matches and training must follow within the guidelines set out in the RFU Regulation 15 – Age Grade Rugby and Appendix 4 for U10 – see links below.

RFU Regulation 15

Regulation 15 Appendix_4 U10

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U9 Rugby

Coaches and Manager

Coach Mr Simon Keen

Coach Mr Shaun Gardner

U9 team information

The key Rules of Play are:

  • Team numbers: a maximum of 7-a-side
  • Maximum pitch size: 60 metres x 30 metres
  • Ball Size: 3
  • Maximum minutes each half: 15
  • Introduction of the tackle only but no rucks, mauls, lineouts or scrums

In addition all U9 matches and training must follow within the guidelines set out in the RFU Regulation 15 – Age Grade Rugby and Appendix 3 for U9 – see links below.

RFU Regulation 15

Regulation 15 Appendix_3 U9

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U8 - Tag Rugby

Coaches and Manager

U8 team tag rugby information

The key Rules of Play are:

  • Team numbers: a maximum of 6-a-side
  • Maximum pitch size: 45 metres x 22 metres
  • Ball Size: 3
  • Maximum minutes each half: 10
  • Scoring: Players permitted to go to ground to score tries
  • No tackling
  • No kicking, scrums or lineouts

In addition all U8 matches and training must follow within the guidelines set out in the RFU Regulation 15 – Age Grade Rugby and Appendix 2 for U8 – see links below.

RFU Regulation 15

Regulation 15 Appendix_2 U8

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U7 - Tag Rugby

Coaches and Manager

U7 team tag rugby information

The key Rules of Play are:

  • Team numbers: a maximum of 4-a-side
  • Maximum pitch size: 20 metres x 12 metres
  • Ball Size: 3
  • Maximum minutes each half: 10
  • Scoring: Players not permitted to go to ground to score tries
  • Play can continue from a knock-on
  • No tackling
  • No kicking, scrums or lineouts

In addition all U7 matches and training must follow within the guidelines set out in the RFU Regulation 15 – Age Grade Rugby and Appendix 1 for U7 – see links below.

RFU Regulation 15

Regulation 15 Appendix _1 U7

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