Manchester's Dual Code Rugby Club

9’s Rules Confirmed

The organisers of this weekend’s Manchester Summer 9’s which will take place at Hough End have confirmed the rules that will be played. flag

Rugby League 9’s is a faster paced and smaller sided version of rugby league and will feature flat-out action for the nine minute games. Players will be able to score five point tries if they score in in the ‘Bonus Zone’ which is a red box painted under the posts.

The event takes place at Hough End and starts at 12:30 with games continuing until 17:00.

Another exciting feature is the ‘golden try’ where if a game is drawn at the end of normal time in the knock-out stages, the first team to score a try will win the game.

Other innovations include:

• Goal-kicks will not feature with dropkicks taken in line from where the try was scored worth two points. Penalty dropkicks will be worth two points with a field goal in general play remaining at one point.

• Scrums will only be used in the event of a double knock-on or a mutual infringement, meaning that the game will flow freely with fewer stoppages. In the event of a single knock-on, the ball will be handed over to the non-offending team.

• In the event of a successful 40/20 kick, play will recommence with a tap re-start to the kicking team 20 metres in from where the ball crossed the touch line.

• Matches will be re-started by the scoring team through a drop kick off

• Referees will have the power to send players to the sin-bin for five minutes for foul play.

The full rules of the game are available HERE.

Places are still available and interested teams can contact 07977 486 236 to enter.

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