Under 7 rugby this season, rules and matches, start from 1st January 2022 (as with all age groups). This ensures six and seven-year-olds, who have had limited physical activity/education in the last 18 months, get the free-play, ABCs and less structured multi-skill opportunity they have missed, before the sports-specific structure of a rugby match.
We encourage Under 7 Festivals to take place in the meantime as these are a great experience for children and parents and bring the rugby community together. These can be joint training, fun days with small-sided challenges, relays and rugby activities, without the team v team competition.
Key changes to Age Grade Regulations this season to support the return to rugby are available here.