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 (2019-20) Year of birth
U18.5 07/2001-12/2002
U17 2003
U16 2004
U15 2005
U14 2006
U13 2007
U12 2008
U11 2009
U10 2010
U9 2011
U8 2012
U7 2013-2014

Girls Age Grades

Grade (2019-20) Year of birth
U18 1/7/2001-31/12/2001, 2002, 2003
U16 2004, 2005
U14 2006, 2007
U12 Mini 2008, 2009
U10 Mini 2010, 2011
U8 Mini 2012, 2013, 2014

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