VENUE

TRUST ARENA

The Trusts Arena is more than just a venue - it’sa vibrant hub for the West Auckland community!With its state-of-the-art facilities, this multi-purpose stadium has been a long-standing home to numerous sports teams, including the Northern Mystics Clubs and Waitakere Rugby Club.

But that’s not all - the stadium is also an iconic spot for music concerts and events, trade shows, and conventions. Most recently, it played host to the Women’s Rugby World Cup, cementing its status as a premier destination for international sporting events.

With the stadium having served as a training ground for the All Blacks, One New Zealand Warriors in the past, you know you’re in good company!

With the support of Auckland Rugby and theWaitakere Rugby Club, the venue will play host tothe rugby section of the Tāmaki Makaurau GlobalGames, where the kids will be able to literally follow in the footsteps of their heroes.

RULES

The Global Games is played in accordance with World Rugby & NZRU Laws of the Game: Coaches attending must have completed the compulsory NZ Rugby’s Coaching Small Blacks Course.

Adapted from the NZRU Small Blacks Rugby Handbook, these guidelines are to be followed by all participants and spectators at the New Zealand Junior Rugby Festival.

RULES UNDER 11S

Field: ½ size field

Ball: Size 3

Players: 10 per side (5 forwards/5 backs). 5 subs

Coaches/Management: Must be behind dead ball line during matches with reserves

Subs: Teams can make subs at 1/4 time intervals, no rolling subs and ALL PLAYERS must play half a game.

Tackle: All tackles must be below the sternum

Scrums: 5 players, no contesting or pushing. Opposition backlines back 5m, halfback must start and stay at the tunnel of scrum until the ball has been cleared from the locks feet. Locks cannot pick and go.

Lineouts: Uncontested. 2.5m in from touch. 5 players – No lifting, lines from 1m apart, backlines back 5m, no player to cross the line of touch (LOT) until ball in halfbacks hand.

Kick-Offs: The scoring team will restart play with a punt or drop kick from halfway, and can only do so when referee is ready to restart the game. Teams need to be given a reasonable chance to get into position for kick offs.

Penalties: Tap and pass. Opposition 5m back

Conversions: No conversions

Hands off: Players may fend to the body but not to the face or neck region.

RULES UNDER 12S

Field: Full Field

Ball: Size 4

Players: 15 per side, with numbered jerseys

Coaches/Management: Must be behind dead ball line during matches with reserves

Subs: Teams can make subs at 1/4 time intervals, no rolling subs and ALL PLAYERS must play half a game.

Tackle: All tackles must be below the sternum.

Scrums: For under 12’s and above, scrums can be contested with a push up to 1 1⁄2 metres. Scrums cannot be intentionally wheeled off the square. It is accepted there is usually a natural bias which cannot go more than 45 degrees, For all scrums opposition backlines 5m back from hindmost foot of scrum, halfback must start at the tunnel of the scrum and cannot move forward of the tunnel. Once the ball has entered the scrum can then move back to the No.8 feet and stand anywhere along the off side line (No.8 feet).

Lineouts: Contesting is allowed, lines 1m apart- No lifting. Backlines back 10m

Kick-Offs: The scoring team will restart play with a punt or drop kick from halfway, and can only do so when referee is ready to restart the game. Teams need to be given a reasonable chance to get into position for kick offs. Opposition back 10m

Penalties: Normal. Opposition 10m back

Conversions: No wider than the 15m line.

Hands off: Players may fend to the body but not to the face or neck region.

Number 8 running from back of scrum: No. 8 will be allowed to run from the base of the scrum, providing he detaches legally (i.e. the ball must be at this feet) and he picks the ball up correctly.

Line out quick throw ins: There are no laws listed restricting quick THROW Ins consequently these are permitted. A quick THROW IN cannot occur if a lineout has been formed. A lineout is considered formed if two players from either team have lined up along the line of touch.