Junior Rugby
U10-U12

Junior Rugby has Sydney-wide competitions that are graded (A to G). Grading is important because it means kids of similar ability are graded to play against one another maximising safety and enjoyment.

u10 - U12 Junior Rugby

Contact our Juniors VP

If you have any questions please contact our team:

From U10 we join the Sydney Junior Rugby Union (SJRU) competition. Junior Rugby has Sydney-wide competitions that are graded (A to G). Grading is important because it means kids of similar ability are graded to play against one another maximising safety and enjoyment. SJRU also has a weight policy, which means boys that are over (or under) weight thresholds are assessed for safety reasons.

The U10 and U11 age groups play 12 a side games and on a full-length field, although narrower. The games are fully contested but the rules of the game have been modified in order to create exciting rugby for both the players and the spectators.

Games are played on either Friday night or Sunday and are played at venues from Drummoyne to Hornsby across to Newport and down to Mosman.

Raiders field multiple teams per age group across Under 10 to Under 13. Boys aged over 13 years old are encouraged to register and play for Manly Savers which provides the best pathway to retain teenage boys in junior club rugby.

Registration is available online or via the Rugby Xplorer App. Choose XVs Junior as the registration type.

Training:TBC
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 on the field
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:TBC
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 on the field
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 allowe.



Training:TBC
Game Day:Friday Night or Sunday
Length of Play:2 x 25min halves
Ground Size:Full field
Number of Players:15 players on the field
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.

key dates & Training

Key Dates:
Our key dates are listed in the event calendar. This will include further information for:

Proposed Training held at Bantry Bay Reserve as follows

u10s – Thursday, 5-6:30pm
u11s – Thursday, 6:30-8pm
u12s – Wednesday, 6:30-8pm

Coaches/Managers

Looking to coach or manage a team?

If you would like to coach, manage a team or be the age co-ordinator. Please register as a volunteer on Rugby Xplorer and fill out one of the forms below. There will also be a Coaches and Managers Briefing session before the beginning of the session. View our events page for more details.
Finally, below you will find links to a summary document that shows the learning path for Minis, and will give you an idea of the new aspects of rugby your child will be learning this season.  We have also included the full Pathway rules for your information.

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Register now for: Get Into Rugby Term 1, Minis and Juniors Rugby, Girls Rugby.

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