Touch Rugby Rules

RRFC Ladies play in accordance to the rules below

Team Composition
A team may consist of up to 14 players. A maximum of 6 are allowed on the field at any one time. A minimum of 4 players are required for the match to be played.

The match shall be 7 minutes each way with a 2 minute break at half time.

The Field of Play
The field is 70m long (scoreline to scoreline) and 50m wide. Substitution boxes measuring 20m in length shall be situated on both sides of the field at halfway. The touchdown zone is beyond the scoreline.

The Touch
Players from both teams are permitted to effect the touch. A touch is contact with any part of the body, ball, clothing or hair. A minimum of force is to be used at all times. The team in possession is entitled to 6 touches.

A means of restarting play. Players must perform the rollball on the mark while facing their opponent’s defending scoreline and rolling the ball backwards between their legs a distance of no more than 1m. Players must not delay performing the rollball.

The Dummy Half
The dummy half is the person who picks up the ball after a team mate has performed a rollball.

A touchdown will be awarded when a player places the ball on or over the scoreline prior to being touched. A touchdown will be worth one point. The dummy half is not permitted to score touchdowns.

The Toss
The captain winning the toss shall receive possession of the ball and a choice of direction and substitution box for the first half. The Referee will supervise the toss.

Substitution Box
Teams may interchange players at any time. Players coming onto the field may not do so until the player being replaced has come off. Substitutions must occur at or within the team’s substitution box.