Welcome to the U12s page for LBRFC. If you are in year 7 at school and are interested in playing rugby, or already play but fancy giving club rugby a go,  then you have come to the right place!
The U12s have up to 40 sessions across the season (generally from the first weekend in September to first weekend in May) consisting of Games (home and away), Tournaments, and Training sessions. These sessions start at 10am on a Sunday and run for around 2 hours. For the last 3 years we have also been on tour to attend various tournaments across the UK.
We are fortunate to have a strong coaching team including qualified coaches, referees and first aiders. U12s Rugby is full contact with 5 man scrums, and kicking. Full training is provided to anyone who needs to be brought up to speed and boys who are new to sport will be gradually introduced to contact in a safe, supported environment.
If you are interested in learning more, or coming along and giving LBRFC a try, then please either contact the Head Coach or pop along to the club when we have a home game or training session on a Sunday.
We run trial sessions throughout the season so new starters are always welcome. These session are free, no obligation sessions, but we hope to get you hooked on the game.
We look forward to seeing you at the Club

Boys Rugby

Introduced at this age:

  • 5 man scrum (nearest 5)
  • No limit to numbers in ruck and maul
  • Introduction of fend/hand off – (below armpit)
  • 22m drop out
Format Transitional Contact
School Year 7
Max Players 12 a side
Max Pitch Size 60m x 43m
Ball size 4
Max minutes each half 20
Maximum minutes of match play per day 70 minutes
Extra Time Permitted No
Recommended training time duration 120 minutes
Match stopped if: Try difference is 6 or more
Start / Restart Drop kick must travel at least 7m
Tackle Yes
Scrum Nearest 5, Contest strike only, no push. Only Hookers my strike for the ball.
Lineout No, restart with a free pass
Ruck Yes
Maul Yes
Offside Distance Hindmost foot at tackle, ruck and Maul. 5m from scrum. 7m from free kick. 7m from free pass.
Fend Off Yes – below armpit
Kicking from Hand Yes. ‘Fly hack’ not permitted
Kicking at Goal No
Mark Permitted Yes
Yellow Card / Sin Bin No
Knock on Scrum

Age Specific Notes:

  • Continuation of the contested strike at the scrum
  • Defending scrum half must not move beyond the tunnel
  • Scrum half must pass from the base of the scrum – May not run with the ball

Competition formats allowed:

  1. Friendly Fixture – Competitive style playing opportunity for two teams, often as part of a club or school/college block fixture, where focus is on maximising all your player’s involvement, development and enjoyment.
  2. Triangular – Competitive style playing opportunity for three teams where equal player participation is the emphasis. Focus is on maximising all your player’s involvement, development and enjoyment rather than the score.
  3. Festival – Competitive round-robin playing opportunity where equal team and player participation is the emphasis. Scores may be recorded but winning doesn’t affect your ongoing participation as every team plays the same appropriate number of matches.
  4. Waterfall Tournament – Competitive playing programme where equal participation/progression is the emphasis. The outcome of your pool games are recorded to enable every team to advance to later rounds for an equal number of matches against similar level teams.

RFU Regulation 15 Appendix 6