Junior Rugby League Set For Massive Shake-Up With New Controversial Rules

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14 December 2018

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Junior rugby league is set for a massive shake up in 2019.

A report from The Courier Mail, has detailed how the game will introduce a new rule set for the grassroots of the sport.

According to the report, a 12 month trial conducted in Queensland’s junior rugby league competitions, will see U/6’s play a modified game of Tag League with tackling banned.

The youngest age group will also undertake a year-long tackle safe course to prepare for U/7’s where tackling will be reintroduced into the game.

Premiership points, semi-finals and grand finals will also be abolished for U/6’s through to U/12’s.

Kids will be playing simply for fun, in a bid to retain junior players beyond the age of 13.

If successful, the changed rule set will be rolled out nation-wide in 2020 by the NRL.

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