Villager Schools Sevens

Boksmart Regulations

Copied from the Boksmart Manual – for more info see Schools Rugby Age Banding at the following link –   http://boksmart.sarugby.co.za/content/boksmart-legislation

 

6. The current school system has to cater for U19 scholars, or players aged 18 years old, turning 19, or players having already turned 19 years old, during the year in question, and legally these players cannot be denied participation within the school rugby system. To maintain higher rugby safety standards given this limitation, the following stipulations need to be upheld:

a)      The recommended two (2) year age‐band for U19 level rugby, would normally field players aged 17 years old turning 18, and players 18 years old turning 19, during the year in question

b)      Due to the small number of players aged 18 years old, turning 19, or players having already turned
19 years old, during the year in question, the U19 Age‐grade, applied at School level only, will be
expanded to accommodate a maximum three (3) year age‐band

c)       The expanded three (3) year age‐band for the U19 School level Age‐grade, will therefore include 16
year olds turning 17 years old during the year in question

d)      The naturalistic majority of players in the U19 School level Age‐grade, will come from 16 year old
players turning 17, and 17 year old players turning 18 years old, during the year in question

e)      There is no room for expansion to a four (4) year age‐band under any circumstances

f)       All front row players, tight‐head prop, hooker or loose‐head prop, within the U19 School level Age‐grade, who fall outside the recommended two (2) year age‐band, have to complete SCHEDULE A and SCHEDULE B, regardless of their circumstances, before playing U19 School level Age‐grade rugby in these high‐risk front row positions

g)      The automatic three (3) year age‐band expansion only applies to the U19 School level Age‐grade and cannot be applied at any other School Age‐grade or division

h)      In keeping with Clause 5’s stipulations, should an U19 School team wish to play against an U18
School team, or vice versa, the U19 team, at no time, may select or field any players who are 18
years old turning 19, or players who have already turned 19 years old, during the year in question

i)        At no given time, may any U19 level Age‐grade rugby team select or field players aged 19 years old
turning 20, or players older than 20 years old, during the year in question
7. As supported by the South African Schools Rugby Executive Committee, players should play within their
respective Age‐grade divisions, as per the age‐banding criteria stipulated above.