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Tournament Rules

THE 2023 TITANS RUCK & RUMBLE

GENERAL

Dress Code:  All players must wear their club uniform – shorts, shirt, and socks

Age Dispensation:  Players must all be the year of birth. Age dispensation is allowed for the boys only by consideration and approval of the tournament director. Being a Contact/Tackle tournament – Girls are automatically allowed to play one age group down. Example – U10s. Should a girl compete in the age group she will be allowed to be from a U11 age group. All players are to bring a photo ID on the day of the tournament in the event age disputes are raised regarding age eligibility.

Coaches:  2 coaches per team coaching from the designated areas during the matches.

Points System:  W=4 points D=2 points L=1 point

Finals:  If a draw – The first try of the match WINS – No Score then the Coin toss decision WINS

Rain:  Stoppage will only be on account of heavy rain and the decision will be at the discretion of the tournament committee alone.

Lightning:  Play will be stopped at the discretion of the tournament committee and SRU referee officials within the lightning/thunder rules of less than 30 seconds between lightning/thunder intervals. In the event of lightning or extreme weather, play shall be suspended. Significant delays in play shall be managed by the tournament director on the day. In general, we shall take preference towards playing all games with delays if team managers and time allows.

Insurance:  Team managers/Clubs are to ensure ALL participants (Players and Coaches) have their own insurance coverage in place. Titans Ruck & Rumble 10's, Titans RFC, or any tournament volunteers/officials or otherwise shall not be held liable for any injuries sustained during the tournament or on the tournament grounds.

Coaches Briefing:  Coaches briefing at 7:30 am on the morning of the event followed by a brief Q&A. Only one Coach/Team Manager is required to attend the coaches' briefing.

 

UNDER 8s

Players per squad:  15

Players on the pitch:  10

Substitutions:  5 subs - rolling subs two times per match during a break in play

Match Duration:   10mins straight, NO half time, NO injury time OR play stoppage time

Pitch Size:  40 x 35m & Final in stadium 1/4 field

Ball Size:  3

Contact/Tackle:  All

Start / Re-Start after scoring:  Tap & Pass - Non-Scoring side for re-start

Kicking General Play:  NO - should the player kick, turnover with Tap Start from the mark where the player kicked

In Touch/Lineout:  Tap & Pass 3m from the touchline where in touch

Scrum:  Tap & Pass where the ball is knocked on or forward passed

On-side distance from lineout and scum:  Tap & Pass defending side 5m back

Penalties as per standards laws:  Tap & Pass defending side 5m back

Foul Play YELLOW/RED card as per standard laws:  2min off – no replacement, 2nd YELLOW in-game = RED, RED card – no further participation in the tournament, tournament director decision is final

 

UNDER 10s

Players per squad:  15

Players on the pitch:  10

Substitutions:  5 subs - rolling subs two times per match during a break in play

Match Duration:   10mins straight, NO half time, NO injury time OR play stoppage time

Pitch Size:  40 x 35m & Final in stadium 1/4 field

Ball Size:  4

Contact/Tackle:  All

Start / Re-Start after scoring:  Drop Kick - Scoring side for re-start

Kicking General Play:  NO - should the player kick, turnover with Tap Start from the mark where the player kicked

​In Touch/Lineout:  5-man lineout – line up 3m from touchline where in touch

Scrum:  Non-contested

On-side distance from lineout and scum:  5m

Penalties as per standards laws:  All options - defending side 10m back

Foul Play YELLOW/RED card as per standard laws:  2min off – no replacement, 2nd YELLOW in-game = RED, RED card – no further participation in the tournament, tournament director decision is final

 

UNDER 12s

Players per squad:  10

Players on the pitch:  7

Substitutions:  3 subs - rolling subs two times per match during a break in play

Match Duration:   10mins straight, NO half time, NO injury time OR play stoppage time

Pitch Size:  65 x 40m & Final in stadium 1/2 field

Ball Size:  4

Contact/Tackle:  All

Start / Re-Start after scoring:  Drop Kick - Scoring side for re-start

Kicking General Play:  NO - should the player kick, turnover with Tap Start from the mark where the player kicked

​In Touch/Lineout:  3-man lineout – line up 3m from the touchline where in touch

Scrum:  Non-contested

On-side distance from lineout and scum:  5m

Penalties as per standards laws:  All options - defending side 10m back

Foul Play YELLOW/RED card as per standard laws:  2min off – no replacement, 2nd YELLOW in-game = RED, RED card – no further participation in the tournament, tournament director decision is final

 

UNDER 15s/17s

Players per squad:  10

Players on the pitch:  7

Substitutions:  3 subs - rolling subs two times per match during a break in play

Match Duration:   10mins straight, NO half time, NO injury time OR play stoppage time

Pitch Size:  65 x 40m & Final in stadium 1/2 field

Ball Size:  5

Contact/Tackle:  All

Start / Re-Start after scoring:  Drop Kick - Scoring side for re-start

Kicking General Play:  NO - should player kick, turnover with Tap Start from the mark where player kicked

​In Touch/Lineout:  3-man lineout – line up 3m from the touchline where in touch

Scrum:  Contested 1.5m push only

On-side distance from lineout and scum:  5m

Penalties as per standards laws:  All options - defending side 10m back

Foul Play YELLOW/RED card as per standard laws:  2min off – no replacement, 2nd YELLOW in-game = RED, RED card – no further participation in the tournament, tournament director decision is final

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