Competition Format


Provided we have enough teams the competition will be split into two divisions at each age group, Eastern & Western, so as to minimise travel as much as possible.

Based on a target of eight teams in each age group each division would consist of four teams.

The fall back options are: two divisions of three, or one division of 5 or less.

Teams are largely self sufficient, training at their own ground, with coaching support from Southampton Spitfires if needed.

Fixtures take the form of mini fixture festivals rather than weekly home or away games.

Each club is asked to host at least one fixture festival.

On match day each team will play three twenty minute games, one against each of the other three sides in their division.

The results of each game will be entered into divisional league tables.

After three festivals a team's final league placing will decide who they face from the opposite division in the end of season play-offs


Title Semi Final 1: Western Champions v Eastern Runners-up
Title Semi Final 2: Eastern Champions v Western Runners-up
Plate Semi Final 1: Western 3rd Place v Eastern 4th Place
Plate Semi Final 2: Eastern 3d Place v Western 4th Place
Grand Final: TSF1 Winner v TSF2 Winner
Plate Final: PSF1 Winner v PSF2 Winner

At the end of the season a representative 'Origin' side will be selected from the best players in each division who will form two All-Star Origin test teams:


The Origin Test will take place over the month of July, following the play-offs.

Format for Regular Season & Play-off Games:

9 A-side
20 minute games
10 minutes each way
3 minutes half time interval
Tries = 1 point
No conversions
No drop goals or penalty goals
80m x 50m pitch
Spectator barrier required
League Points System:
Win = 3 points
Draw = 2 points
Loss = 1 point


The Hampshire Youth Origin Series is a representative programme designed to recognise and reward the best “Talent now” playing in the Hampshire Youth League competition.

Based loosely on the Australian 'State of Origin' series, the 16 highest performing players representing the league's Eastern clubs compete in a three-match series against the 16 highest performing players from the league's Western clubs at each age group.

The series gives players an opportunity to play in a high quality training and playing environment, and also offers coaches an opportunity to develop on the coaching pathway.

Hampshire Youth Origin Series: Match Format

Three game series - over consecutive weekends
Eastern Origin v Western Origin
Full size pitch
13 v 13
13 players + 3 interchange (bench) players per squad
Try = 4 points
Conversion or Penalty Goal = 2 points
Drop Goal = 1 point
Twenty-five minutes each way
5 minute half time interval

16 players will be selected to form the Eastern Origin squad, four players from each Eastern Division team.
16 players will be selected to form the Western Origin squad, four players from each Western Division team.

Two Head Coaches and two Assistant Coaches will be selected from the coaching staff in each division to work together, co-ordinating their squad's training in the week before the game and setting their side's tactics and objectives for the game itself.

Head coaches must be level two qualified.


Players selected for the Hampshire Youth Rugby League's Origin series will be eligible for recommendation by HYRL for selection by London Rugby League for their London Origin Series which takes place in late August/September.

This process aligns HYRL with the national player development pathways, opening a route for our best players to play at a higher standard. In 2014 four of our players made the London South Origin squad.


Round 1: Sunday 10th May
Round 2: Sunday 17th May

- Two week half term break -

Round 3: Sunday 7th June

- Two week break (avoids Father's Day) -

Play-Offs: Sunday 28th June


Origin Training 1: Thursday 2nd July
Venue: TBC

Origin Game 1: Sunday 5th July
Venue: Winchester

Origin Training 2: Thursday 9th July
Venue: TBC

Origin Game 2: Sunday 12th July
Venue: Oxford
(ahead of Oxford RL v Keighley Cougars).

Origin Training 3: Thursday 16th July
Venue: TBC

Origin Game 3: Sunday 19th July
Venue: Southampton


All friendly fixtures must be approved by HYRL through league manager Andy Moore before going ahead.

Please note that friendlies may be scheduled for midweek evenings or on a blank weekend within the two mid-season breaks provided between regular season rounds. All fixtures must be staffed by a level 2 qualified coach, first aider and touchline manager. If a qualified match official is not available the game may be officiated by a level two qualified coach.

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