Monday, 16 April 2012

England U12s rules

Here is a quick summary of the main rules for Lucton:

U12 Festivals
7 minutes each way
Pitch Size: 60m x 30m + 5m in-goal area (Half a pitch)

Ball Size: 4

Start of Game: Drop Kick from centre line

Tackling: Full contact as per RFU Laws with no hand offs, scrag tackling (pulling of shirt collar) or high tackle above high armpit/neck line

Rucks & Mauls: As per RFU Laws

Scrums: 6 players contested

Line Outs: 5 players contested inc. Hooker but no lifting

Kicking: Allowed but no fly hacking, i.e. kicking a loose ball on the ground
Conversions: None. In front of posts

# of players
13 a side - 6 forwards & 7 backs

Further notes:
Locks must bind around the shorts of the props, not between legs.
Scrum formation 3,2,1 (three front row, two second row, one 8).
Scrum half must stay at the tunnel on their put in.

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