The World Rugby Laws of rugby apply, with the following modifications:
LENGTH OF MATCH (ALL GRADES)
Matches will be played in two 25 minutes periods with a 3 minute rest period between each one. The duration of games may be modified to suit the number of teams participating or the time available and on any occasion in agreement between team captains and the referee.
No pushing/pulling in scrums is allowed (it is accepted that teams will win their own ball back ). The scrum half must not follow opposing scrum half around the base of the scrum.
The attacking team scrum half can pick the ball up and run from the base of the scrum.
LINE – OUTS
A line-out must consist of 8 players. There are no quick lineups. There is no lifting permitted.
A player may only kick when inside their own team’s 22 metres area. There are no kick to conversion of tries, no kicks at goal.
Unlimited substitutions permitted at any time and a player substituted earlier may return to the game at any time.
TACKLES, RUCKS AND MAULS
In all cases, players are to succumb to tackles rather than try to keep progressing. Only two players are allowed in a tackle. Ankle taps are not allowed. No cleaning out and No counter rucking into tackles, rucks and mauls
Advantage from a knock on or a forward pass shall be allowed when possession of the ball is cleanly and safely transferred to the non-infringing team. In all other cases advantage is expressly not allowed.
All players must wear correct short colour for their age. Exceptions can be agreed where a player through medical need requires the protection of gold shorts. Exceptions to be agreed with referee prior to game.
REFEREES AND CAPTAINS
Prior to a match the team captains and the referee will remind all players of the manner in which the game is to be played and the nature of the laws to be applied.
The rugby games will be highly social and will be played under modified rules to maximise enjoyment and play the game we all love while minimising injuries.