PS...5man uncontesteds at U12 on small pitches - really? ( where is the code for all shapes and sizes going?!!!!!)
& I wasn't being critical, more so 'enquiring' ???
It will soon become "Larger lads shouldnt turn up until u14" as the NRoP(+1) favour the agile little'un (so will the coaches)well, it has to be said most scrummaging I see at community age group level up to about U14 is generally pretty pants so its a moot point the fuller shape and size is really missing much by not hinging at every scrum because of their poor technique. If it means coaches will instead concentrate on a proper hooking technique whilst not under pressure then that would be success enough... though undoubtedly as there is guaranteed ball that opportunity will be missed!
The larger lad should have a role to play as a mismatch runner. Watch the blindside stuff being played last w/e - excellent use on the whole. Scotland in particular.
Interesting , at the south west festival at frome this year the festival rule was no 8 pick up at u15 level. Maybe that is where th confusion lies x