Under 14

The Fall­brook Youth Rugby Under 14 is a team made up of boys aged from 12 to 14 years, from Fall­brook and the sur­round­ing areas. The U-​14 teams com­pete at both tra­di­tional 15-​a-​side rugby dur­ing the win­ter sea­son, and the faster paced 7-​a-​side rugby dur­ing the sum­mer months.

2018 Schedule:

 Jan. 20 Temecula Lions
Jan. 27 Valley Center (Away)
Feb. 3 Coastal Dragons (Away)
Feb. 10 South Rhinos (Away)
Feb. 17 San Diego Wallabies (Home)
Feb. 24 SCYR Tournament (Away)
 Head Coach Russell Gotteman (russellgotteman@vistausd.org)
 Asst. Coach  Matt Humble (matt@trircoffee.com)
 Team Parent Victoria McSheehy (vcmsheehy36@yahoo.com)

The U-​14 team has been active since the incep­tion of Fall­brook Rugby in 2005. In 2006, the squad earned the title of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia Youth Rugby semi-​Finalists and was able to take the state cham­pi­onship the fol­low­ing year, beat­ing Fuller­ton 26 to 5, earn­ing Fall­brook Rugby its first cham­pi­onship title.

In 2010, the boys made it to the quar­ter finals of the SoCal Youth Rugby championship.

In 2011, the U-​14 team brought home the Plate in the Olympic Rugby 7’s by sweep­ing the com­pe­ti­tion at the Olympic train­ing grounds in Chula Vista. That same group of boys moved on to com­pete in mul­ti­ple tour­na­ments over the sum­mer months, cre­at­ing our first 7s team that now com­petes at the U-10, U-12, U-​14, U-​16 and U-​18 levels.

The 2013 U-​14 team was made up of no fewer than 30 young men and was able to field two com­plete teams.

Law Vari­a­tions

The Under 14 com­pe­ti­tion fol­lows the IRB Stan­dard Laws and the IRB U19 vari­a­tions plus the following:

  • Game dura­tion: 2 x 25 minutes
  • Ball Size: 4
  • Sub­sti­tu­tions: Each team can sub­sti­tute up to two front row play­ers (or three if they have three suitably-​trained front row replace­ments) and up to five other play­ers (for a total of seven or eight) per half. Sub­sti­tu­tions may only be made when the ball is dead and with the per­mis­sion of the ref­eree. (I.E., In either half, once a player is replaced he can­not return that half; and a player who was replaced in the first half MAY play again in the sec­ond half.)

N.B.: If a team shows with fewer than 15 play­ers, the Ref­eree will ask for both teams to play 12-​a-​side to have equal num­ber of play­ers on the field.