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.
|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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Asst. Coach||Matt Humble (email@example.com)|
|Team Parent||Victoria McSheehy (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
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.
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.