2022 Season Information

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE SEASON:

  • Grammar Juniors AGM – TBA
  • Registrations open – 24 January 2022
  • Weigh In Dates: (for Grades U8 – U13)
  • Tuesday 22nd February 2022 – 5.15pm – 6.00pm
  • Sunday 6th March 2022 – 10.30am – 12.00noon
  • Saturday 12th March 2022 – 11.30am – 1.00pm
  • Thursday 24th March 2022 – 5.30pm – 6.30pm
  • Rippa Rugby Fun Day –  Sunday 20 March 2022 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 7th April 2022 – Shore Rd Clubrooms
  • Club day – Saturday 9 April 2022 (morning) Shore Rd Reserve
  • Coaching and Refereeing Courses – http://grammarjuniors.org.nz/coaching-referee-courses/
  • Rugby Season commences – 7 May 2022
  • Ron Williams Tournament (U9) – TBC
  • Team Photos – Wednesday 15th June & Thursday 16th June 2022
  • Annual club dinner – Saturday 6th August 2022 – Buy Tickets Here
  • Grammar Juniors U10 Invitational Tournament- 14th August
  • Season finishes  – Generally the end of August
  • End of season Prizegiving function –  Sunday 11th September 2022. Terry Jarvis Centre, Shore Road at 4.00pm.  Followed by celebrations at the Grammar Juniors Clubrooms
  • Taupo Tournament –  16th – 18th September, Taupo
  • Queenstown Tournament – 2nd – 4th September, Queenstown
  • Taupo & Queenstown Tournament – Weigh in dates:

 

 

Saturday Games Times are as follows:

  • 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

 

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 and they are no longer run by the Club – they are run by Auckland Rugby officials.  No weigh-in, no play. 

  • Tuesday 22nd February 2022 – 5.15pm – 6.00pm
  • Sunday 6th March 2022 – 10.30am – 12.00pm
  • Saturday 12th March 2022 – 11.30am – 1.00pm
  • Thursday 24th March 2022 – 5.15pm – 6.00pm