Florida Youth Rugby – U8 to U14 Rules & Regulations

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U14s U12s U10s & U8s
Number of Players on Each Team 10 v 10
If coaches agree it can played with more players 
10 v 10 7 v 7
Game Lengths 40 minutes

20 minute halves

30 Minutes

With 15 minute halves

20 Minutes

With 10 minute halves

USA Rugby Game Length Rules USAR’s maximum game length is 50 minutes and the total amount of game time in one day is 80min. USAR’s maximum game length is 40 minutes and the total amount of game time in one day is 60min. USAR’s maximum game length is 20 minutes and the total amount of game time in one day is 60min.
Field Size 65-70m x 60m
22 to 22 full width 
40m x 70m 25m x 70m
Set Pieces
  • Scrums are to be uncontested
  • Scrums are to have 5 players (3 x front row, 2 x 2nd Row)
  • Lifting in lineouts is not allowed
  • Scrums are to be uncontested
  • Scrums are to have 5 players (3 x front row, 2 x 2nd Row)
  • Lifting in lineouts is not allowed
  • Scrums are to be uncontested
  • Scrums are to have 3 players (3 x front row)
  • Lifting in lineouts is not allowed

Further Notes

  • All Youth matches to be played in a festival style, to ensure that players get more game time and borrowing of players is encouraged for development teams.
  • Under 8s, Under 10s & Under 12s there is no scores recorded and/or league standings during the season.
  • Under 12s will be seeded by the FYRU Youth Committee for the State Championship Tournament
  • Under 14s results and Standings will be kept during the season
  • High Tackles, to encourage better and safer tackling, any high/dangerous tackle the offending player is be substituted for at least 1minute to cool down and have the players coach provide corrective feedback. This is not in substitute of a yellow and/or red card, the team does not have to play down a player.