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Mixed U13s (15 A-side) Contact Rugby CY

Mixed U13s (15 A-side) Contact Rugby CY

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• Develop the children's understanding of the main aspects of the full game

• Start to develop tactical awareness



Develop awareness of the main aspects of the game (structure and tactical aspects)

AGE: Under 13 as on the first of September at the start of the season. A player may only play up one year.

TEAM SIZE: 15 a side: eight forwards maximum. Seven backs maximum. The WRU requires that both teams shall field the same number of players throughout the game, however if a player is sent off that team is disadvantaged.

PERIODS OF PLAY: 25 minutes each way, maximum 50 minutes of play - no extra time.

PLAYING AREA: A full size field 100m (length) x 70m (width) maximum.

BALL SIZE: Size four.

COACH QUALIFICATION: UKCC Level one. UKCC Level two Coach Award recommended.


NB: At all levels the "Cavalry Charge" is not allowed

Definition of a Cavalry Charge:

When the attacking team is awarded a penalty kick or free kick either a single player stands some distance behind the kicker or attacking players form a line across the field some distance from the kicker. At a signal from the kicker they charge forward. When they get near the kicker tap kicks the ball and passes to a player who had started some distance behind the kicker.


At a free pass restart any first receivers can start their run a maximum of 2 metres from the player performing the free pass. Any greater disctance and the "Calvary Charge" will be called resulting in a penalty at the place of infringement to the non offending team.

Rolling substitutions is permitted.


Penalty at the place of infringement.


IRB Under 19 Law s apply apart from:

Rugby Rules: Eight forwards, seven backs, rolling replacements. Players must leave

and enter the fi eld of play at the halfway touchline.

Full IRB laws regarding the contact area.

SCRUMS: All scrums must follow IRB process, crouch, bind, set. Eight man contested 0.5m push, no wheeling. Both hookers may strike for the ball. Both scrummages must be 3-4-1 formation. That is eight forwards maximum. The number 8 can pick up a the ball from a scrum.

SCRUM HALF: Can follow round the scrum in accordance with normal IRB Laws.

LINEOUT: Full uncontested with lifting.

Only ten metre catch and drive allowed. Players are allowed to " sack" the jumper in the lineout once that lineout jumper has landed on the ground and no maul has formed. This must be done immediately.

• The lineout ends when the ball in thrown, knocked or kicked out

of the lineout, the lineout ends.

• When the ball or a player carrying the ball moves into the area

between the 5-metre line and the touchline, the lineout ends.

• When a lineout player hands the ball to a player who is peeling

off, the lineout ends.

• When the ball is thrown beyond the 15-metre line, or when a

player takes or puts it beyond that line, the lineout ends.

• When a ruck or maul develops in a lineout, and all the feet of all

the players in the ruck or maul move beyond the line of touch, the

lineout ends.

• When the ball becomes unplayable in a lineout, the lineout ends.

Play restarts with a scrum.

Penalty: free kick to the non offending team.

KICKING: The non scoring team kick to re-start with a drop kick. Kicking is allowed anywhere on the fi eld.

HAND OFF: A hand off is permitted to the chest only.

No hand offs to the face.

PENALTY: Penalties/free kicks the ball must be propelled from the hands. A penalty kick at goal will be allowed for offences commited only in the 22 metre area.


From the age of 6 - U13 girls can play mixed rugby in schools and clubs. At U12s /U13s girls can choose to continue to play with the boys or join a summer girls only cluster. At aged 18 girls can play senior rugby (full World Rugby Laws apply). At no point can a player play up or down an age group.

Girls age 15 to 17 play in U18's girls teams, under no circumstances should U15's players play U18's rugby.

Girls age 15 to 17 play in U18's girls teams, under no circumstances should U15's players play U18's rugby.