Points Scale ‘C’ – Men’s
Eligibility – No AU Rugby Players (League or Union)
Maximum squad of 12 players.
Basic Rules of the Game:
- Rugby sevens is played basically to rugby union rules, with seven players on each side.
- Rolling substitutions throughout games.
- Matches are played on a full size pitch.
- Each game will consist of two halves of 7 minutes each way, with the exception of the finals which will be 10 minutes each way.
- Team that scored the try kicks off at the restart.
- In case of a draw during knockout stages teams will continue to play, dropping a player every 1 minute, until a try is scored.
Points can be scored in the following ways:
A try – the ball is carried over the scoring line and touched down to score five points.
A conversion – an attempt to kick the ball between the upright posts after a try to add an extra two points.
A penalty – if an offence is committed within kicking range, the team with the ball may opt to attempt to kick the ball between the uprights for three points.
A drop goal – an attempt to kick the ball through the uprights in general play, the ball must be dropped to the ground and kicked as its point touches the field with a successful kick bringing three points.
2 minutes in the sin bin for yellow card offences.
Any player who is sent off during any game may not take any further part in the competition.