Rules & Regulations


IRB – Laws of the Game: Rugby Union 2012

For a summary of Junior Rugby Laws for 2012, please click the following links:

2012 ARU Game Management Guidelines for Community Level Rugby

U6 – U12 – Summary: Pathway Rules & Modifications

U6 – U12 Pathway Rules & Modifications

ARU Policy Register

The Australian Rugby Union have developed the following ARU policies to provide players, administrators and any other entities involved in Rugby an additional reference for issues, that are outside the scope of the Laws of the Game and in addition to the IRB Regulations (as at 27 February 2012).



Anti-Doping Code

Anti-Doping – Get Educated
WARNING: Purchasing Substances and Supplements
WARNING: Methylhexaneamine


Code of Conduct
ARU Code of Conduct By-Law
Expectations of Behaviour Guidelines

Illicit Drugs

Illicit Drugs in Sport
Illicit Drug and Alcohol Prevention 
ARU Drug & Alcohol Educational Resources 
Illicit Drugs Policy


Member Protection

Member Protection Policy 


Occupational Health and Safety

Age Grade / Senior Rugby

Junior Age Limits
Pathway Pathway Policy
Maximum Playing Time













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