This is where the rugby journey begins

We will be following the RFU directive and continue to play and train to under 6 rules until 31st December 2021.

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.

Boys and girls will be introduced to rugby at this age by playing 4 a side Tag rugby. This allows all players, regardless of ability and aptitude to get involved in every game as smaller teams allow for a more inclusive style of play.

Training starts at 9-10:30 am sharp at the club as do matches both home and away throughout the season. More information on fixtures can be seen below.

This is also the age group where many parents first become involved with Leighton Buzzard Rugby Club. 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 below in the first instance.

School Year2
Max Players4 a side
Max Pitch Size20m x 12m
Ball size3
Max minutes each half10
Maximum minutes of match play per day50 minutes
Extra Time PermittedNo
Recommended training time duration60 minutes
Match stopped if:Try difference is 6 or more
Start / RestartFree Pass
TackleNo Tag only
LineoutNo, restart with a free pass
Offside DistanceOffside only occurs at the time of the tag where the offside line is through the centre of the ball except for the tagger for whom it is 1 metre further back.
Fend OffNo
Kicking from HandNo
Kicking at GoalNo
Mark PermittedNo
Knock onPlay on
Yellow Card / Sin BinNo
Knock onPlay on

Age Specific Notes:

  • Players not allowed to go to ground to score.
  • Ball cannot be ripped from ball carrier.

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 1  Under 7s rules of play