RUGBY (For Junior and Sub Junior Boys)
a) Dress Code: All players must be correctly dressed in shorts & t-shirt in accordance with the color code of the concerned state. Playing bare feet will not be permitted.
b) Numbers per Team: A total of 12 players to be part of each team. A maximum of 7 players will be playing on the field, at any given time, with 5 substitutes.
c) Duration:7 minutes each way, with a 1minute break at halftime for all tournament games.
d) Toss: The team winning the Toss will receive possession of the ball and a choice of direction. The winning team to start off the game with a Roll Ball.
e) Roll ball: A ‘ROLL BALL’ is a means of restarting the game. It is used at the start-off and to resume games after a Touch, Try or Infringement.
f) Touch: A Touch constitutes Two-Handed contact with any part of the body and/or ball. A minimum of force is to be applied at any given time. On being touched, a Roll Ball has to be performed, from the mark, to resume the game. A total of four Touches are allowed for each team.
g) Scoring: A ‘TRY’ is scored when an untouched player has full control of the ball when placing it on the ground, once past the score-line. Diving is NOT permitted. A Try counts for 5 Points.
h) Passing backward: A Player may pass, flick, throw or deliver the ball to any onside player in the attacking team. Passing forward is NOT permitted. A ‘Drop Ball’ constitutes a turnover.
i) Off side: All defending players MUST retreat a minimum of 5 meters from the mark where the attacking player has been touched or restarting the game.
j) Kicking: Kicking is NOT allowed at any given time during the game.
k) Field Dimensions: The Dimensions of the Playing Field will be approx. 50mtrs x 30mtrs (including the Try Zones).
l) Turn Over: Possession of the ball is turned over in the following circumstances: (i) 4th Touch: after completing 4 touches
(ii)Forward Pass: if a player passes or throws the ball forward
(iii)Drop Ball: if a player drops the ball or while passing, the ball hits the ground
(iv)Improper Roll Ball: if the player oversteps the mark or delays in performing the rolling ball.
(v) Stepping Outside: if a player steps out of the playing field while in possession of the ball.