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 (2023-24) Year of birth
U18.5 01/07/2005-31/12/2006
U17 2007
U16 2008
U15 2009
U14 2010
U13 2011
U12 2012
U11 2013
U10 2014
U9 2015
U8 2016
U7 2017-2018

Girls Age Grades

Grade (2023-24) Year of birth
U18 1/7/2005-31/12/2007
U16 2008-2009
U14 2010-2011
U12 Mini 2012-2013
U10 Mini 2014-2015
U8 Mini 2016-2018

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