JUNIOR LEAGUE GAME MODELS

FOR SEASON 2017 & CHANGES FROM 2016

The attached outlines key changes in the below listed age groups as well as identifying the current rules in the other age groups.

Under 6 Model 2017

» Field Size – 40m x 20m (reduced from 68m x 30m).

» Team Numbers – 6 per team (reduced from 8).

» Game Duration – 4 x 8 min quarters (from 3 x 10 mins).

» Tackles per Set – 6 (increased from 4).

» Number of Passes – 1 (Reduced from 2, to avoid handover).

» Chance Rule – Addition of “running into touch”.

» Tap re-start to non-scoring team at 5 metre line after a try is scored.

Under 7 Model 2017

» Field Size – 40m x 20m (reduced from 68m x 30m).

» Team Numbers – 6 per team (reduced from 8).

» Game Duration – 4 x 8 min quarters (from 3 x 10 mins).

» Tackles per Set – 6 (increased from 4).

» Number of Passes – 1 (Reduced from 2, to avoid handover).

» Tap re-start to non-scoring team at 5 metre line after a try is scored.

Under 8 Model 2017

» First Receiver Vest introduced (FR) – First Receiver may run with the ball.

» Game Duration – 4 x 8 min quarters (from 3 x 10 mins).

» Tackles per Set – 6 (increased from 4).

Note 9, 10, 11, 12 Years – no changes in 2017

Under 9s will see changes in 2018 ONLY.

 

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