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 (2022-23) Year of birth
U18.5 01/07/2004-31/12/2005
U17 2006
U16 2007
U15 2008
U14 2009
U13 2010
U12 2011
U11 2012
U10 2013
U9 2014
U8 2015
U7 2016-2017

Girls Age Grades

Grade (2022-23) Year of birth
U18 1/7/2004-31/12/2006
U16 2007-2008
U14 2009-2010
U12 Mini 2011-2012
U10 Mini 2013-2014
U8 Mini 2015-2017

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