This is the inaugural tournament held for the Under 12’s, and will consist of a three way round robin style tournament in the morning followed by three finals in the afternoon. With the bottom placed team from Group A, playing the bottom placed team from Group B in the Bronze final, the second placed team in Group A, playing the second placed in team in Group B in the silver final, and then the first placed team in Group A playing the first placed team in Group B in the Gold final. A trophy will be provided for the winner of the gold final, and medals will be given to all the players, win, lose or draw.

Laws and Regulations

The emphasis is on ‘Fun’, while introducing the Under 12’s to a competitive element of rugby.

  • 15 Players per Team
  • Max squad size is 25 players
  • Games in Round Robin
  • 3/4 length of the pitch
  • 22 meter Line – 22 meter Line, touch line will be five meters in.
  • Games to be 10 minutes per half. Five minute half time
  • 15 a side, there must be equal players on each side at all times.
  • Scrums will be mini rules, 1 step push.
  • Line outs will be contested but no lifting.
  • There will be no conversions.
  • Rolling Substitutions
  • The points awarded will be as follows:

    3 Points for a win1 Point for a draw
    1 Bonus point for scoring 4 tries
    1 Bonus Point for losing and scoring one less try than the opposition

    There will be no yellow or red cards – mandatory substitutions as directed by the referee. Any player who is mandatory substituted will be requested to miss their next game.

     

    Finals

  • Full pitch
  • Games to be 15 minutes per half. Five minute half time
  • There will be a fifteen minute gap between games.  15 a side
  • Scrums will be mini rules, 1 step push.
  • Line outs will be contested but no lifting.
  • There will be no conversions.
  • Rolling Substitutions
  • Should the score at full time be equal, an extra ten minutes extra time will be played, first team to score wins
  • Should the score be equal after extra time, the first team that scored a try during the game will be declared the winner.
  • If no tries are scored, then the team that has scored more tries in the tournament will be declared the winner.
  • If the same amount of tries have been scored throughout the tournament, then the final is a draw.

Fixtures

Group B – Pitch 2
10.15 – Corrib V Mayo Bullbarians
11.00 – Mayo Bullbarians V Claremorris
11.45 –   Clairemorris V Corrib

Lunch – 12.30

Bronze Final 1.00PM
3rd Place – Group A V 3rd Place – Group B

Silver Final 1.45PM
2nd Place – Group A V 2nd Place – Group B

Gold Final
1ST Place – Group A V 1ST Place – Group B

Food / Drinks

We will provide all players with a token that can be exchanged during the lunch break for a hotdog, fruit and drink. These can be collected in the marquee during the break between the round robin and the finals. Please be careful if any of your players have a nut allergy.

Changing Rooms

There are 6 changing rooms available, each side will have their designated changing room. Please use these to store your bags and change of clothes. Please ensure that no valuables are left in the changing rooms as Ballina RFC cannot assume any liability for missing valuables. The players should also bring a change of clothes in case the weather is wet. We would ask coaches to make sure their changing room is swept and any rubbish is disposed of in the black bins provided.