Playing the Game – Why not join us?
Rugby is divided into four different modified games from ages Under-6 through to Under-19 followed by Senior Grades then Golden Oldies. Rugby can be played by people of all ages.
- WALLA RUGBY
A simple, non-tackling introduction to the game which allows children to use the ball, by combining the skills of passing, catching and running. It is played on a smaller field seven players per side.
- MINI RUGBY
Continues the theme of free-flowing, running and passing Rugby. Most importantly, it introduces the young player to the contact elements of the game such as tackle, ruck and maul. It is played by ten players per side.
- MIDI RUGBY
This is the stepping stone to the full game. It is played between twelve or fifteen players on a standard field. It continues the theme and principle of Mini Rugby with a greater emphasis on the contest for possession.
- UNDER 19 RUGBY
This is the full 15-a-side game, which incorporates specific safety laws tailored to the developing player.
- SENIOR GRADES
Typically over 19’s, (but can be drawn from U17’s) full contact running Rugby played to international rules spanning over (for the larger Clubs) up to four grades. The Mudgee Wombats will field two senior grades in 2018.
- WOMENS RUGBY
Womens rugby is becoming more popular and following successful years playing in 2016/17, the club will be again entering a women’s team in the Central West competition in 2018.
- GOLDEN OLDIES
This is the free-for-all version of Rugby in which anyone, over the age of 35, from any background, anywhere and anytime can join in on game day, play as hard or soft as they want, then retire to the Clubhouse to give fanciful and wildly inflated accounts of their playing career. Golden Oldies is rapidly growing in popularity, in particular throughout the Central West. It’s an opportunity for “former greats” to pull on the boots, and hit it up once again, albeit in a much slower and gentler format. There are no winners, except of course for the winning team which invariably is the home team and usually also the away team. But there are no winners… except for….