Play Rugby Union with the Manly Roos, the club that breeds champions at all skill levels!  We welcome all returning and new players looking for a game of rugby for 2022.

Click to register (remember to get your NSW Government Active Kids Voucher before you do)

Click here for the reasons why playing rugby is a uniquely wonderful experience for your child. Note also that we are a volunteer-run club, in keeping with the best of club rugby cultures, with opportunities to get involved in many ways. And we have a Manly Roos Club Charter that helps all players and parents/guardians enjoy the experience.

If you need more information on registrations, please email the Club Registrar at or see club contacts for specific age groups and teams, please contact our age coordinators.

2022 Registration Fees

Rugby union remains the best value of all winter activities, offering more and costing less. Fees include comprehensive ARU insurance, council ground fees, competition fees, coaching and playing gear.  All you need to add are boots and mouthguard:
U6 – $125
U7 – $150
U8 – $150
U9 – $230
U10 – $230
U11 – $230
U12 – $230
U13 – $230
U14 and above – $180

2022 Age Groups

Playing age groups are determined by the player’s year of birth. It is possible to play up a year, but generally not possible to play down a age group (unless dispensation is given for height / weight by the governing body).

Year Born & 2022 Season Age Group

  • 2009 = U12s
  • 2010 = U12s
  • 2011 = U11s
  • 2012 = U10s
  • 2013 = U9s
  • 2014 = U8s
  • 2015 = U7s
  • 2016 = U6s

Season Dates (Minis)

Mini games start late March / early April and are played on Saturday mornings. Training commences 2 – 4 weeks before the start of the season depending on age.  The season runs through until late August.

Season Dates (Juniors)

Juniors in 2021 play Sunday afternoon games in the ‘Sizzling’ 7s Rugby tournament, starting mid-February through to late March.
‘XVs’ Rugby games start Sunday May 2nd and run through until late August.  Training commences 4 weeks before the start of the season.

Player Transfers

There are many reasons for players to change clubs. However, there are competition rules which restrict some transfers. Please contact the club to ask about transferring to the Roos.

Clubs are permitted two imported Representative and/or Development Players from another Club, per age group in a single season. For each representative player over two imported players, competition points will be deducted at the discretion of the Competition Manager and SJRU Board.

Rugby Explorer Registration System

Anyone who has a volunteer role needs to register themselves. There is no cost involved with this. This is particularly important to those involved with Juniors performing tasks such as selecting team sheets, or scoring. The club secretary need to give you “admin” access. In order to do that, you need to have a login to Rugby Xplorer. Here is the link in order to do this:
Rugby Australia have updated their Web Site with Parent & Club Admin information. Go to

They are also running Webinars to help. More Webinars have been scheduled – check out


  1. Hi I am looking to register Edward (Ned) Hillier for the under 14 team this year he has played previously with Roos in a team with Darryl Sisson and Dave Robinson as coaches. He plays rugby for St Augustines last year in 13 A’s and plays prop His birthday is 27/11/2003. We may not be able to get to the corso next week but don’t want to miss out registering him. Is there another way to registered the

    • Hi Dan, thanks for the note. The easiest way to register is on line via RUGBY LINK (the new Australia-wide Rugby Union system). See our Register for 2017 page for the links. Via the contact page you can find the details for the U14s Age Manager U-14 Mark Sargent, 0409 842 095, I suggest you also drop him a line. THanks and Cheers, Marty.

  2. Hi, can you tell me where I can find age group details please?
    My son’s DOB is 01/04/08 …so he turns 10 this April …does that make him an U10 or U11? Are there strict rules about playing up a year potentially? My son’s a young year 5 but plays his other sports with his year mates (so played up in soccer for instance).

    thanks, Rob

    • Thanks for the question. Playing age groups are determined by the player’s year of birth.  It is possible to play up a year, but generally not possible to play down a age group (unless dispensation is given for height / weight by the governing body).

      Your son will be in the U10s this year. However it is possible for him to play in U11s if more of his friends at in U11s for example. However, in Rep games he would still have to play in U10s.

      Year Born & 2018 Season Age Group

      2005 = U13s
      2006 = U12s
      2007 = U11s
      2008 = U10s
      2009 = U9s
      2010 = U8s
      2011 = U7s
      2012 = U6s
      2011 = U6s

  3. Hi there, we are trying to register via the Rugby Link site but when we get to the first page, the dropdown menu doesn’t show any registration form options.

    • Hi, thanks. Yes it doesn’t appear the the Rugby Link site is opened for registrations as promised. I have changed the Roos website to reflect that now. Thanks. I would wait until you get an official note from the club / age manager saying the site is open for business. Thanks and Cheers Marty

  4. I have a $100 voucher from Service NSW for the active kids program, can I redeem this voucher when registering online, or do I need to do it in person?

    • Hi, thanks. Yes you can the voucher when registering online. Although the online system is not yet up and running.. give it a couple of days before you try. thanks and cheers Marty

  5. Hi, my son is would be in the under 11’s age group. He has however never played rugby before will this be an issue?



    • No that won’t be a problem. For example last year we had five boys join the under 11’s who had never played union before. They had a great time and quickly caught up the the boys who had played before.

  6. Trying to register Sebastian Bush DOB 27/09/2004 for 2018 U14s Vikings team (he played last year for Vikings and previously in Manly Roos teams) and the registration link that keeps sending through only accommodates those registering for U13s and below. Thanks in advance.

  7. Hi there I’m looking to enrol Hudson Bates in under 6 rugby this winter could you please advise of the process

    Thank you

    • Hi Georgia. I am not sure if you received a reply. The registrations are done through the Rugby Xplorer App. The instructions are now on our website. You should bring Hudson down to Keirle Park on Thursday at 5.00pm for run around / try rugby. Regards Geoff

  8. Hello, Just registered our son Daniel Akester via the Rugby AU portal. His DOB is 14/03/2005 he would be in the under 14’s. Can you advise on training days and schedule please? the MRJRU website outline that U14’s Roos play as part of combined Manly Vikings teams with Harbord and Seaforth Clubs. Would be great to understand how this works. Daniel played as a hooker for Dartford Grammar School A team and Bromley Rugby Club in the UK. Recently relocated and he’s keen to get back into rugby. Info would be greatly appreciated. Regards, Rob

    • Hi Abby, since he’s only 4 and the season ends in a five weeks time it’s probably best he comes along in March next year to a try Rugby session. Keep an eye on teh websites for the next season dates.


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