Junior League Laws (6-12)

The Player Development Framework now applies to all regions.

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

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