Junior International (13-18) and Senior (19+) competitions both play under the International Laws of the game.
While junior International games are played under the same rules as the adult game, for teams in Under 13 - Under 15 age groups, matches are also played under the National Safeplay Code(for all players 15 years and under) which was developed to emphasize safety and good conduct within the game by creating the best possible on-field environment as well as actively controlling undesirable actions.
Rugby League Laws of the Game International level with notes on the laws and NRL Telstra Premiership interpretations (Approved by the Australian Rugby League Commission)
Each age group from 6 to 12 years sets out to create an environment that positively contributes to the personal development of everyone involved.
Understand the rules for competitions run for ages 13 to Opens under the International Laws of the Game.
Outside of the traditional laws of the game, Rugby League is also played under slightly different formats.
Developed to emphasise safety and good conduct within the game of Rugby League by creating the best possible on-field environment and actively controlling undesirable actions.
Providing players, parents, coaches, referees, spectators and officials with simple rules to assist in creating a safe and positive environment for all involved in the game.
The 11 initiatives associated with the Framework focus provide the optimal delivery of Rugby League to participants based on their age, stage of development, skill level and aspiration and is grounded in evidenced based research.