GIRLS RUGBY 

Junior Girls Information 2021
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2020 Grades offered

Contact/non-contact

Weight

Playing Day

Team size

Field size

Start Date

U13 Tackle

Contact

NA

Saturday

10 a side

Half


U15 Tackle

Contact

NA

Friday Night

10 a side

Full field


NEW GRADE U9 Tackle

Contact

NA

Saturday

 10 a side



U9 Rippa Rugby - 7 a side

Non-Contact

NA

Saturday

7 a side

Min 40m


U11 Rip Rugby - 7 a side

Non-Contact

NA

Saturday

7 a side

Min 40m


U13 Rip Rugby  - 7 a side

Non-Contact

NA

Saturday

7 a side

Min 40m



All Junior girls grades will play under GAME ON rules – please refer to Junior Girls Handbook for more information.
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General Girls info:

  • All girls teams will play on Saturdays in the junior window (8am-11am approx). Except for U15 Tackle, who will play Friday nights.
  • There are NO weight restrictions for Girls only teams in 2021.
  • Age grades are of the 1/01/2021
  • All coaches must register and attend a Small Blacks or equivalent course - see more info about Small Blacks coaching courses in Additional Information.
  • All Girls rugby games play under the GAME ON model – refer to Junior girls manual for specific rules on each grade.
  • ALL TACKLE GRADES MUST HAVE A REFEREE (Minimum Associate Referee trained). If there is no referee present, NO game. It is strongly recommended every team provides a referee for the season.


The above grades are for 'Girls Only' teams. Girls can still play in mixed teams until the age of 13. Please refer to Junior age/weight chart in Additional Information for a full list of rugby offerings in 2021.

The above grades are the ones offered by Auckland Rugby Union, each club may vary their offerings. Check with your local club to see if they have girls teams.


For further information and all other enquiries, please contact: Megan Grayson - megan.grayson@aucklandrugby.co.nz​​​​​​​

Secondary School Girls Rugby


U15 Girls Competition 2021

This grade has been created on the back of the successful Friday Night series ran in 2019. The U15 Girls is a club based competition running on Friday nights during the rugby season. Our target for this grade is your year 9 and 10 students who are better suited in an age-specific grade. Learning rugby at this age supports the player's development and supports a base for future grades.

Key Info:

  • The season date is 14 May 2021
  • Home and away fixtures (where possible)
  • 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm kick-offs
  • Schools can affiliate under a club banner
  • 10 a side (Although the game can be flexible and open to modified)


If your school is not already affiliated to a club but you would like to enter into this grade, please contact Megan Grayson - Female Rugby Manager megan.grayson@aucklandrugby.co.nz  or Jarrod Syman - Rugby Experience & Schools Manager jarrod.syman@aucklandrugby.co.nz


Season length will depend on the number of entries. Home and away futures will be played where possible.


Secondary School Girls competition – through College Sport

The Auckland Rugby Union administer a 1st XV and Development 10s competition. Please contact your school to see how they can be a part of this grade.

For draws and results – please refer to the draws and results in additional information.