School rugby recommended match times & age-banding

Recommended match times

AGE GROUP PER HALF TYPE SIN BIN HALFTIME
Open (1sts) 35min Playing Time 10min 10min
Open 30min Playing Time 5min 5min
u16 30min Playing Time 5min 5min
u15 25min Playing Time 5min 5min
u14 25min Playing Time 5min 5min
u13 25min Running Time 5min 5min
u9-u12 20min Running Time 5min 5min

Definitions:
Playing time
: the time that has been played excluding time lost as defined in Law 5 – Time.
Running/Actual Time: continuous elapsed time (includes time lost for any reasons).

The only occasions when above is altered is when permission is sought from SARU for tournaments such as the National Youth Weeks, etc, because of TV schedules and/or other factors.

SARU age-banding

Under 19 u19 Players aged: 16 turning 17 + 17 turning 18 + 18 turning 19 + having turned 19 in the year in question
Under 18 u18 Players aged: 16 turning 17 + 17 turning 18 + having turned 18 in the year in question
Under 17 u17 Players aged: 15 turning 16 + 16 turning 17 + having turned 17 in the year in question
Under 16 u16 Players aged: 14 turning 15 + 15 turning 16 + having turned 16 in the year in question
Under 15 u15 Players aged: 13 turning 14 + 14 turning 15 + having turned 15 in the year in question
Under 14 u14 Players aged: 12 turning 13 + 13 turning 14 + having turned 14 in the year in question
Under 13 u13 Players aged: 11 turning 12 + 12 turning 13 + having turned 13 in the year in question
Under 12 u12 Players aged: 10 turning 11 + 11 turning 12 + having turned 12 in the year in question
Under 11 u11 Players aged: 9 turning 10 + 10 turning 11 + having turned 11 in the year in question
Under 10 u10 Players aged: 8 turning 9 + 9 turning 10 + having turned 10 in the year in question
Under 9 u9 Players aged: 7 turning 8 + 8 turning 9 + having turned 9 in the year in question
Under 8 u8 Players aged: 6 turning 7 + 7 turning 8 + having turned 8 in the year in question
Under 7 u7 Players aged: 5 turning 6 + 6 turning 7 + having turned 7 in the year in question
Under 6 u6 Players aged: 4 turning 5 + 5 turning 6 + having turned 6 in the year in question

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