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The NSWRL will implement key changes in the below listed age groups, as well as identifying the current rules in the other age groups. Download the flyer below to circulate to Junior Rugby League clubs.

Under-6s 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-7s 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-8s 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.

Download the flyer below for more information.

Acknowledgement of Country

New South Wales Rugby League respects and honours the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.