More Players - Playing More Often

New Rules of Play

Age Grade Rugby 2016/2017

Age Grade Rugby update July 2016

Age Grade Rugby Brochure/infographic 2016

Youth Structured Season 

The New Rules of Play were introduced in Gloucestershire from 1 Sep 13 for all 7-9 year old players.  This has now been extended to 10 for season 2014-15. The 11 and 12 year olds will be introduced over seasons 2015/16 & 2016/17.  A good overview of the project, its outcomes and a synopsis of the rules for each age group can be found in the New Rules Information Leaflet

The detailed Rules of Play can be found here:

Under 7 Rules

Under 8 Rules

Under 9 Rules

Under 10 Rules 

Under 11 Rules

Under 12 Rules (To be added in May 2016)

Full details of the pilot programme, its results and the reports that underpinned the decision by the RFU Council to introduce the New Rules of Play can be found here on the RFU website.  The page also includes videos of the new rules in action, briefing material and FAQs are addressed.

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