A number of Regions are in the process of transitioning to alignment with the Player Development Framework.
Please check with your Local League for the competition format that Under 9 to 12s will play within your area.
Find out more about the Player Development Framework!
These Laws are relevant to Junior Rugby League from 6 years to 12 years, inclusive. These are a modified form of the game from the International Laws (for ages 13 years and above).
Our youngest players play under a set of Laws which cater for their varying stages of development; these matches are also played under the National Safeplay Code (for all players 15 years and younger) which prioritises safety and good conduct within the game. Click here to view or download the Code
To download or view a copy of the Junior Rugby League Laws for ages 6 - 12, please select from the below.
Under 6 - 12 Junior League Laws
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.