2023 Season Information

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE SEASON:

  • Grammar Juniors AGM – TBA
  • Registrations open – 23 January 2023

 

  • Rippa Rugby Fun Day –  Sunday 19th March 2023 – 10am – 12 Noon (Under 6 & Under 7 only)
  • Pre-season training  – as agreed with individual Coaches
  • Grammar Juniors Coaches, Managers, Referees function /Rugby Smart & SmallBlacks Accreditation – Thursday 30th March 2023 – Shore Rd Clubrooms
  • Club day – Saturday 1st April 2023 (afternoon and evening function) Grammar Juniors Clubrooms, Shore Rd Reserve
  • Coaching and Refereeing Courses – http://grammarjuniors.org.nz/coaching-referee-courses/
  • Rugby Season commences – To Be Confirmed, last weekend of April
  • Ron Williams Tournament (U9) – TBC
  • Team Photos – Wednesday 14th June & Thursday 15th June 2023
  • Grammar Juniors U10 Invitational Tournament- August 2023
  • Season finishes  – Generally the end of August
  • End of season Prizegiving function –  Sunday 27th August 2023. Terry Jarvis Centre, Shore Road at 4.00pm.  Followed by celebrations at the Grammar Juniors Clubrooms
  • Queenstown Tournament –  2nd & 3rd September 2023
  • Taupo Tournament – 14th – 17th September 2023
  • Taupo & Queenstown Tournament – Weigh in dates: To be confirmed

 

 

Uniform

Saturday Games Times are as follows:

NB: Timings are indicative only and may change.

  • U6 – 8:30am
  • U7 and U8 – 9:15am
  • U9 & U10 – 10:15am
  • U11 to U13* – 11:30am  *NB: that last games are at 11:30am but for the U13’s, games can be always scheduled for 1pm – if necessary. U13 games may be scheduled up to 1pm depending on the Auckland Rugby Union Draw.

 

Auckland Rugby Union – Junior Grade Rules

Under 12 & 13 Combined Grade Rules

Under 11 Grade Rules

Under 10 Grade Rules

Under 9 Grade Rules

Under 8 Grade Rules

Non-Contact Grade Rules – U9 Rippa & U11 Rip

 

New Rules for the following grades for 2022

NZRU – EDSLVs changes to U6-U8 Grades

(EDSLV – Experimental Domestic Safety Law variations)

 

Grade Type Change When
U6 Rippa 7 a-side ½ field to ¼ field 2022
U7 Rippa 7 a-side ½ field to ¼ field 2022
U8 Tackle 10 a-side Tackle 7 a-side 2022
U8 Tackle 7 a-side ½ field to ¼ field 2022
U8 Tackle 7 a-side Tackles below Sternum (Tummy tackle) 2022
U8 Tackle 7 a-side Deferring Scrum & Lineouts until U9 2022

 

 

NB: COMPULSORY AUCKLAND RUGBY WEIGH IN SESSION TO BE HELD AT SHORE ROAD CLUBROOMS FOR ALL U8-U13 PLAYERS. 

Four sessions only.  No weigh-in, no play.