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Mini rugby, New Image Rugby etc is a form rugby union, which is designed to introduce the sport to children. It uses a smaller ball and pitch than standard rugby, and has nine players a side.[1]

Invented in England in 1970, mini rugby was soon taken up by both the English RFU and the WRU.[1]

There are four backs, and five forwards. There is no pushing in a mini rugby scrum, which is made up of - two props, a hooker and a second row.


Midi rugby

Midi rugby is the "bridge" between mini rugby and the proper game. It is played twelve a-side.[1] For the under 12s this is altered to 13 a-side.

Other names

Mini rugby is known in Wales as "dragon rugby", in Ireland as "leprechaun rugby" and Australia as "walla rugby".[1]

Famous mini rugby players

Well known English players who came up through the mini rugby system include Jeremy Guscott, Jeff Probyn and Ben Clarke.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Rutherford, Don (1993). The Complete Book of Mini Rugby. London: Partridge. pp. 2. ISBN 1852251964.  

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