Youth rugby grades are set by World Rugby and the IRFU. These are synchronised across the globe based on the players year of birth. No player can play below their age, and we only allow players to join squads above their age grade in special circumstances.

Boys Age Grades

Grade (2020-21) Year of birth
U18.5 07/2002-12/2003
U17 2004
U16 2005
U15 2006
U14 2007
U13 2008
U12 2009
U11 2010
U10 2011
U9 2012
U8 2013
U7 2014-2015

Girls Age Grades

Grade (2020-21) Year of birth
U18 1/7/2002-31/12/2004
U16 2005-2006
U14 2007-2008
U12 Mini 2009-2010
U10 Mini 2011-2012
U8 Mini 2013-2015

See the Youth Academy Contacts page for the team managers of each squad.