JUNIOR RUGBY UNION

Everything you need to know about Junior Rugby Union and what our club has to offer.

TryRugby Kids Pathway

The Try Rugby Kids Pathway for U4 to U12 players has been designed to provide a series of age specific modified junior rugby union games.

The modified games progressively develop the individual skills, fitness and team work of all players that grow with their physical maturity and understanding of the game.

TryRugby

Ages 4 – 6

Non-contact skills based session for boys and girls who are either keen to start or perhaps unsure about the game of rugby. The program provides a place to test their interest in an non competitive, fun environment while playing under lights early on Friday nights at Boronia Park. Played during school terms, with no long weekends or school holiday commitments, the program aims to instill a love of the game with the hope that most if not all players progress on to the U6’s once they’ve gained confidence and skills. For the older kids, this progression can be done part way through the season.

Run by Greg Wyatt-Spratt, a past president of the Junior Rugby club and current committee member. Greg has a level 2 accreditation and over the last 9 years has coached at club, district, Sydney and also at national level for the ARU Junior Gold. His experience and dedication has led to the introduction of this program at the Club.

Timed in conjunction with the U10 to U12 Sydney Junior games, Friday nights will often be a bustle of activity at Boronia Park where we have the BBQ fired up, a licensed bar open and families everywhere. It provides an opportunity for those starting out at the club to catch a glimpse of what it means to be part of the Rugby community in Hunters Hill.

So come along and try, we’d love you to be part of our family!

When: Friday evenings from 5:15 to 6:15
Where: Boronia Park #3.
Commencing: Friday 31st March 2017
Activities: Skills, ball drills & non-contact games.
Ball Size: Size 2.
Cost: $50.00

Minis

Ages U6 – U9

Starting as non-contact tag rugby in U6 – U7s where boys and girls develop a better understanding of the rules of junior rugby union, before being introduced to tackling and line outs in the U8’s – with the introduction of uncontested scrums in U9s

Training: Friday Night.
Game Day: Saturday morning.
Length of Play: 2 x skills activities and 2 x 10min halves of tag rugby.
Ground Size: 1/4 field.
Number of Players: 7 players per team.
Ball Size: Size 2.
Tackle: No, two handed tag on shorts only.
Scrum: No scrum, tap restart.
Training: Friday Night.
Game Day: Saturday morning.
Length of Play: 2 x 15min halves of tag rugby.
Ground Size: 1/4 field.
Number of Players: 7 players per team.
Ball Size: Size 2.
Tackle: Uncontested: 3 players from each team, no pushing.
Scrum: No scrum, tap restart.
Training: Friday Night.
Game Day: Saturday morning.
Length of Play: 2 x 15min halves of tag rugby.
Ground Size: 1/2 field.
Number of Players: 7 players per team.
Ball Size: Size 3.
Tackle: Yes, must be below shoulder height, no fending to the face or head allowed.
Scrum: Uncontested: 3 players from each team, no pushing.
Training: Friday Night.
Game Day: Saturday morning.
Length of Play: 2 x 20min halves of tag rugby.
Ground Size: 1/2 field.
Number of Players: 10 players per team.
Ball Size: Size 3.
Tackle: Yes, must be below shoulder height, no fending to the face or head allowed.
Scrum: Uncontested: 5 players from each team, no pushing.

Juniors Pathway

Ages U10 – U12

Continuing on the Pathway requirements, contested scrums are introduced, further developing the skill levels of the players including the full 15-a-side full field game at U12s.

Training: Wednesday or Thursday Night.
Game Day: Friday Night or Sunday.
Length of Play: 2 x 20min halves.
Ground Size: Full field less 10m in width.
Number of Players: 12 players per team.
Ball Size: Size 4.
Tackle: Yes, must be below shoulder height, no fending to the face or head allowed.
Scrum: Contested: 6 players from each team, pushing of no more than 1m allowed.
Training: Wednesday or Thursday Night.
Game Day: Friday Night or Sunday.
Length of Play: 2 x 20min halves.
Ground Size: Full field less 10m in width.
Number of Players: 12 players per team.
Ball Size: Size 4.
Tackle: Yes, must be below shoulder height, no fending to the face or head allowed.
Scrum: Contested: 6 players from each team, pushing of no more than 1m allowed.
Training: Wednesday or Thursday Night.
Game Day: Friday Night or Sunday.
Length of Play: 2 x 25min halves.
Ground Size: Full field.
Number of Players: 15 players per team.
Ball Size: Size 4.
Tackle: Yes, must be below shoulder height, no fending to the face or head allowed.
Scrum: Contested: 8 players from each team, pushing of no more than 1m allowed.
U6 U7 U8 U9 U10 U11 U12
Player
Numbers
7-a-side
tag
7-a-side
tag
7-a-side
tackle
10-a-side
tackle
12-a-side
tackle
15-a-side
tackle
Player Area 1/4 field
L:40m, W:25m
1/2 field
L:60m, W:35m
Full field less
10m L:100m, W:60m
Full field
L:100m, W:70m
Playing Time Skills Activities
2 x 10min halves
2 x 15mins 2 x 15mins 2 x 20mins 2 x 20mins 2 x 25mins
Ball Size Size 2 Size 3 Size 4 Size 4
Conversions No Optional
In front, 10m back
Yes
Not past 15m-line
Yes
Not past 15m-line
Kick-off Punt 5m
Exclusion zone
Punt or drop 5m
Exclusion zone
Drop Drop
Restart after score Tap on half way
by non-scoring team
Tap on half way
by non-scoring team
Kick-off by
non-scoring team
Kick-off by
non-scoring team
Kicking No No Yes Yes
Tackle 2 handed tag on
shorts No offside line for defence
Yes Yes Yes
Lineout Tap restart 2 players
No contest
2 players
No contest
4 players
No contest
5 players
Contested. No lifting
7 players
Contested. No lifting
Lineout Receiver Tap restart Must pass Must pass All options All options
Scrum Tap restart 3 players
No contest
3 players
No contest
5 players
No contest
6 players
Contested 1m push
8 players
Contested 1m push
Scrum Half Tap restart Must pass Must pass All options
No.8 moves illegal
All options
Lineout & Scrum over when? Played by
fly-half or bounces
Played by
fly-half or bounces
Ball out Ball out
Penalty Kicks & Free Kicks Tap only
Opp 5m back
Tap only
Opp 5m back
All options
Opp 10m back
All options
Opp 10m back

Junior Rugby

Modified rules continue in these junior rugby union age groups, playing under the Australian U19 Law variations to ensure progression of players rugby skills and development.

Juniors

Ages U13 – OPENS

Through these diverse age ranges the priority is to providing players with continued opportunities to learn. These age groups also include the chance for junior representative selections at local district and regional levels.

Training: Wednesday Night.
Game Day: Sunday.
Length of Play: 2 x 25min halves.
Ground Size: Full field.
Number of Players: 15 players per team.
Ball Size: Size 5.
Tackle: Yes, must be below shoulder height, no fending to the face or head allowed.
Scrum: Contested: 8 players from each team, pushing of no more than 1m allowed.

Girl’s and Women’s Rugby

Try Rugby, Minis and Juniors Pathway

Ages 4 – U12

Girls are able to compete in the Hunters Hill junior rugby union teams from the U6 through to U12 age groups.

Juniors

U13 – Opens

From Under 13’s and above, throughout the Sydney region, the traditional 15-a-side game is only available through school junior rugby union competitions.

RUGBY 7s

U10 – U18

Expressions of interest are open for any girls in the area interested in participating in the Sydney Junior Rugby Union: Saturday Night Sizzling 7s Competition. For further information see competition details.

HHJRU Women’s Touch Competition

Open to all ages

The HHJRU Women’s Touch Competition, a six-a-side game played by women and girls of all ages and abilities, continues to grow in popularity. There is no training for the competition nor any prior experience necessary. Players are welcome to make up their own teams or the Club can place players with teams as needed. Great for fitness, the competition is run in a fun, yet competitive spirit.

The games are 20 minutes in length, played over half a rugby field on Monday nights under lights at Boronia 1 from 6:15 pm.

The end of the season sees a Grand Final played between the two top teams from the competition for the Championship of the World … or at least the Greater Hunters Hill area!

Games are not played during school holidays.