Under 10

Welcome to the LBRFC U10s page

Rugby is a fun game and our principal aim is to encourage children to embrace the fun and also teach them the ethos of the game… fair play and respect for your team mates, opponents and coaches.

Training starts at 10am sharp at the club as do matches both home and away throughout the season. More information on fixtures can be seen below.

The Mini & Junior section is run entirely by volunteers be it in a coaching, administrating or even supervisory capacity…and it is extremely rewarding.

If you would like to help in any way then please speak to head coach in the first instance.

 

Introduced at this age:

  • Uncontested scrum (nearest 3).
  • Maul and Ruck and contest for the ball.
Format Transitional Contact
School Year 5
Max Players 8 a side
Max Pitch Size 60m x 35m
Ball size 4
Max minutes each half 15
Maximum minutes of match play per day 60 minutes
Extra Time Permitted No
Recommended training time duration 90 minutes
Match stopped if: Try difference is 6 or more
Start / Restart Free Pass
Tackle Yes including 3 second hold
Scrum Nearest 3 uncontested
Lineout No, restart with a free pass
Ruck Yes, Limit of 1 supporting player
Maul Yes, Limit of 1 supporting player
Offside Distance Hindmost foot at tackle, ruck and Maul. 5m from scrum.
Fend Off No
Kicking from Hand No
Kicking at Goal No
Mark Permitted No
Yellow Card / Sin Bin No
Knock on Scrum

Age Specific Notes:

  • Scrum half not permitted to run from base of scrum.

Competition formats allowed:

  1. Friendly Fixture – Competitive style playing opportunity for two teams, often as part of a club or school/college block fixture, where focus is on maximising all your player’s involvement, development and enjoyment.
  2. Triangular – Competitive style playing opportunity for three teams where equal player participation is the emphasis. Focus is on maximising all your player’s involvement, development and enjoyment rather than the score.
  3. Festival – Competitive round-robin playing opportunity where equal team and player participation is the emphasis. Scores may be recorded but winning doesn’t affect your ongoing participation as every team plays the same appropriate number of matches.

RFU Regulation 15 Appendix 4