New Rules of Play – Updated
New rules for 2016-17 season are now out and visible on :-
The key elements of the Under 13s Rules of Play are:
- Team numbers: 13 a-side
- Maximum pitch size: 60 metres x 90 metres
- Ball Size: 4
- Up to 50 minutes playing time (25 mins per half)
- Scrum has 6 players (no flankers). Pushing allowed with a contested strike. Trained & willing
- No. 8 can only pick up and go from loose play. Has to pass from a scrum
- No limit on numbers contesting for the ball including in the maul and ruck
- Hand off allowed – below the armpits
- Fly-hack now allowed
- No line-outs (free pass 5m in from touch)
|4th Sept||Training||H||8th Jan||Winnington Park||H|
|11th Sept||Altrincham Kersal||A||15th Jan||Cancelled – waterlogged||H|
|18th Sept||Lymm||A||22nd Jan||Stoke||H|
|25th Sept||Preston||A||29th Jan||Winnington Park||A|
|2nd Oct||Training||H||5th Feb||Lymm||A|
|9th Oct||Warrington||H||12th Feb||Crewe & Nantwich – Cheshire Plate||H|
|16th Oct||Winnington Park||A||19th Feb||Manchester||A|
|23rd Oct||Bowdon||H||26th Feb||Northwich||H|
|30th Oct||Stockport||A||5th March||Eccles||H|
|6th Nov||Alty Kersal – Cheshire Cup||H||12th March||Heaton Moor||A|
|13th Nov||Sedbergh Festival||A||19th March||Manchester||A|
|20th Nov||Training||H||26th March||Stockport||H|
|27th Nov||Chester||A||2nd April||Stoke||A|
|4th Dec||Training or Fixt||H||9th April||Training||H|
|11th Dec||Sandbach||H||16th April||Easter|
|18th Dec||Xmas festivities||H||23rd April||Eccles||A|
August training – Mon fitness, Weds skills all 6:30-7:30pm all with U14’s
Sept to April – Astro schedule every other Weds 6-7pm (check teamer)
Starting dark nights 12th Oct (on grass prior to that every Weds at same time starting in Sept)
Membership forms and mini/junior information for the 2016-17 season are available on website M&J section pages
Please contact the club office
All players must have a responsible adult present for all training and matches. One adult may look after a number of players as long as the coaches know who will take responsibility for any given player if required.
All players must wear a fitted gum shield/mouth guard.
All players must wear approved studs on boots (e.g. aluminium kite marked rugby studs).
Scrum caps are not mandated, but recommended as preference
Teamer: match fixtures etc will go out via Teamer again this year. Please check your details are correct and up to date on Teamer to make sure you get the information.
Cheshire Cup Finals Day U13’s – Anselmians RUFC
The Macc U13’s assembled on a dry and bright morning at Anselmians RUFC, full of hope and expectation for the Cheshire Shield Final. The opposition were the hosts themselves, as a partisan and pleasant crowd assembled, as the sun peeked through the Wirral Peninsula clouds.
From the warm up it was clear the Macc Lads were calm, determined and focussed. Pre match preparation went well, with the lads working on their quick hands, rucking, mauling, tackling and scrummaging.
The boys were called into the changing rooms for a stud check, and final words from the referee, and then emerged through a tunnel of parents / supporters to the AC-DC tune over the PA system of “Back in Black” which got the lads and supporters pumped up.
The first half was tight and it was clear there was a very competitive match on. Macc squandered a few chances, with the odd mistake and missing over-laps out wide. It was clear nerves were playing their part.
Macc got the early scores, with one particular try involving a beautiful chip through from Will Plant when he spotted space out wide, which was duly collected on the wing by Ryan Newbigging who went over for the score. This quietened the local crowd, and the lads started going through the phases and placing more structure and control on the game.
Half time arrived and Macc were up 0-2. After a good team talk from the coaches, urging more control and composure, the second half started. St Anselmians quickly replied with a good try of their own, which once again fired up the local crowd. Macc had to quickly gain control, which they duly did and started running through the phases, which led to more tries out wide from Ryan and Conall. One particular try was a lovely flowing move down the back line, with Ryan selflessly handing it to Suddy to dot down in the corner. A lovely display of team ethics.
St Anselmians got a consolation try, and the final score line flattered Macc, as the hosts played valiantly and fairly at all times. The final whistle blew with a 2-7 victory to Macc.
The silverware capped off a great season, and the lads were buzzing in the changing rooms afterwards singing and joking. The first part of the season saw Macc take a few drummings, as a lot of sides have a few dominant players physically and Macc struggled to deal with this. The skills development and attitude worked on during training has started to pay off.
The lads were all given a British and Irish Lions cap as an end of season gift, with trophies going to Ryan for Players Player, Stotty for Coaches Player, and Ed Ford for Most Improved Player.
The parents and players left after the food, all looking forward to next season with 15 a side.
Thanks go to the hosts at Anselmians, who put of a great day.