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.

2019/20 Schedule:

 Jan. 11, 2020
Jan. 18, 2020
Jan. 25, 2020
Feb. 1, 2020
Feb. 8, 2020
Feb. 15, 2020
Feb. 22, 2020
Feb. 29, 2020 Bye
Mar. 7, 2020
 Head Coach Steve Hernandez (usdrugby@aol.com)
 Asst. Coach
 Team Manager/Mom

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.