# Team selection

In common with other rugby clubs in Hong Kong, our players are initially put into teams according to age. From U5 – U8, the teams are of mixed ability. At U9, coaches will start to tier players and at U10, streaming starts in earnest.

Able players may on occasion be asked to ‘play up’ if their coaches and parents agree that this is safe and appropriate in the circumstances. The process of ‘playing down’ is however extremely cumbersome and needs to be medically justified. The decision on any individual application to ‘play down’ rests with the HKRU whose word is final.