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Rules of tag rugby for children

Rules of tag rugby for children

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by August 30, 2017 Blogging

Are your young children not allowed to play rugby because your afraid they will get injured? Have you told them that they can start when they’re a little bit older? I bet you didn’t know that there are rfu mini rugby rules for different ages to go keep your child as safe as possible, and as your child progresses and gets older the rules get less strict. Therefore, allowing you child to play rugby as young as possible is the best way to prepare them for the proper professional rules. Below are a list of some rules for the different ages.

UNDER 7s

  • There are 3-4 team members per side.
  • The pitch size is a maximum of 20 metres x 12 metres.
  • When scoring Players are not permitted to go to the ground to score tries
  • Play can continue from a knock-on.
  • No tackling,  kicking, scrums or line outs.

Under 8s

  • There are 5 or 6 team members per side.
  • The pitch size is a maximum of 45 metres x 22 metres.
  • When scoring players are permitted to go to ground to score tries.
  • No tackling, kicking, scrums or line outs.

Under 9s

  • There are 6 to 7 team members per side
  • The pitch size is a maximum of 60 metres x 30 metres.
  • Start introducing tackling only but no rucks, mauls, line outs orscrums

Under 10s

  • There are 7 to 8 team members per side.
  • The pitch size is a maximum of 60 metres x 35 metres.
  • Up to 30 minutes playing time.
  • Start introducing the uncontested scrum.
  • 1 player v 1 player, Contest for the ball.
  • Start introducing the maul and ruck.

Under 11s

  • There are 8 to 9 team members per side.
  • The maximum pitch size is 60 metres x 43 metres.
  • Up to 40 minutes playing time.
  • Start introducing the contested strike.
  • 3 players can contest for the ball.
  • Start introducing tactical kicking and kicking restart

Under 12s

  • There are 11 to 12 members per side.
  • The maximum pitch size is 60 metres x 43 metres.
  • Up to 40 minutes playing time
  • Continuation of the contested strike.
  • No limit on numbers contesting for the ball including in the mauland ruck.
  • Introduction of the hand o  – below the armpits
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