The U15s train at Wrights Meadow on Sunday mornings from 10am, unless we are engaged in inter-club matches when timings and venue can change.
U15s play 15-a-side Youth Rugby on a full sized pitch which includes tackling, competitive scrums and line-outs. We have a large and enthusiastic group who are proving very able young rugby players. At our training sessions and competitive matches we focus on enjoyment and achievement. . We always welcome new players and our team. No special experience is necessary, but we do insist that players wear LBRFC Kit and a mouth guard .
Introduced at this age:
15 a side
Max Pitch Size
100m x 70m
Max minutes each half
Maximum minutes of match play per day
Extra Time Permitted
Recommended training time duration
Match stopped if:
points difference >50
Start / Restart
Drop kick must travel at least 10m
8 trained and willing. Contest strike and push
Yes, Uncontested, lift permitted *
Hindmost foot at tackle, Ruck and Maul. 5m from scrum. 10m from free kick. 10m from Lineout.
Kicking from Hand
Kicking at Goal
Yellow Card / Sin Bin
Age Specific Notes:
Lineout still uncontested
Competition formats allowed:
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.
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.
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.
Waterfall Tournament – Competitive playing programme where equal participation/progression is the emphasis. The outcome of your pool games are recorded to enable every team to advance to later rounds for an equal number of matches against similar level teams.
Knockout Tournament – Competitive playing programme where the outcome of the game is recorded and dictates your progression to later knock-out rounds or decides your final standing. Usually includes a winners trophy.
League – Competitive playing programme where the outcome of the game is recorded and points are applied to dictate your position and final standing in the league table. Usually includes a winners trophy. May lead to a play off system to establish final champions.
* My understanding after talking to a RFU Coach Educator is that there is to be no contest in the air. Once the ball is caught and the catcher has 2 feet on the ground then a contest (maul) can begin.