‘Sin Bin’ in the Youth Game

September 22nd, 2014 by

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RFU Regulation 15 has been amended in relation to the Sin Bin duration being reduced proportionately in the youth game. If a player is temporarily suspended in an Age Grade match, the duration of time in the Sin Bin shall be as follows:

• U13 and U14 – 5 minutes
• U15 – 6 minutes
• U16, U17 and U18 – 7 minutes

There are no formal Sin Bin/yellow cards in the U12s and below game as this is considered unnecessary at this age. It is felt that it is more appropriate for the coaches and referee to manage to situation as they think fit.

This change, together with the other IRB Law variations for U13s to U18s boys and girls, are set out in Appendix 2 (Boys) and Appendix 3 (Girls) of RFU Regulation 15 which are available here.