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RugbyX is a brand new, fast paced and fluid format of the game. We’ve changed some of the rules, removing line outs, conversions and penalties, meaning more tries and tackles. World Rugby approved.

FULL CONTACT 5v5 RUGBY ON A HALF SIZE PITCH

QUICK THROWS REPLACE LINEOUTS

5 POINTS FOR A TRY - NO CONVERSIONS, PENALTIES OR DROP GOALS

STANDARD LAWS IN RESPECT OF FOUL PLAY AND BREAKDOWN PENALTIES

DETAILED OVERVIEW OF RugbyX Trial Laws
Full Contact Rugby on a Half Sized Pitch
55m x 32m pitch dimensions plus 5m run offs.
Five Players Per Side Plus Seven Rolling Substitutes
Rolling subs allowed at breaks in play following tries.
Single Scoring Unit
Five points for a try, no conversions, no drop goals, no penalty goals.
Tap Starts & Restarts Replace Kick Offs
To take place on the 5m line, with opposing team 10m back.
Chip kicks allowed; no box kicks or up and unders
Referee to receive real time notification using Sportable ball tracking technology when kick is over 10m in height, resulting in tap and play.
Quick Throws Replace Line Outs
All line outs to be quick throws taken by a substitute from the team awarded the throw with any match ball. In practice each team stations one substitute on each sideline, with a match ball in hand ready to take a quick throw when required. Offside line as per 7s and 15s quick throws.
Scrums
Three person scrums with no pushing. Hooking is allowed.
Rucks
Maximum two players per team.
Mauls
Maximum three players per team.
Sin Bin
Yellow card results in sin bin until next try is scored.
Drawn Matches Settled by One on One
Settled by a ‘one on one’ involving one defender on 5m line and one attacker 30m from goal with a ball. The attacker has 10 seconds to score. This is played as per a sudden death penalty shoot out – if Team A scores, Team B must then score or Team A wins the match.
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