Florida Youth Rugby – U9 to U15 Rules & Regulations

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Number of Players on Each Team 15 v 15

Matches will either be 15 v 15, unless teams have less 15 players then matches permitted to be played at 12 v 12. There is to be no other variable of players per team. The aim is move all teams 15 v 15 game play.

10 v 10 7 v 7
Game Lengths 50 MInutes

With 25 minute halves

40 Minutes

With 20 minute halves

30 Minutes

With 15 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 70min. USAR’s maximum game length is 30 minutes and the total amount of game time in one day is 60min.
Field Size Full Sized Field

65-70m x 100m

40-45m x 70m 20-25m x 70m
Set Pieces
  • Scrums are to be contested based on World Rugby Youth Regulations
  • 12 v 12 matches scrums are to have 6 players (3 x front row, 2 x 2nd Row, 1 x #8) and are to be contested
  • Lifting in lineouts is 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

***Games started with less than the required players will be constituted a forfeit however, the match must still be played.***