The Basics / 基本
To score as many tries as possible by placing the ball on or over the scoreline. A try is worth one point. A match consists of 2 20 minute halves with a 5 minute break.
A competition-sized pitch is 70 metres long (scoreline to scoreline) and 50 metres wide. Substitution boxes measuring 20 metres in length are situated on each side of the field at the halfway point.The box is set a metre back from the sideline. Each half of the pitch has a broken line marking ten metres from the halfway line and five metres before the scoreline. The Try Area is a five to ten metre long area beyond the scoreline.
A maximum of six players are permitted on the field at any time. A minimum of four players per team is required for the match to commence.
A competition team may consist of up to 14 players. A competition mixed team is made up of a ratio of male/female players. A mixed team is not permitted to field more than three male players at any time nor is it permitted to field less than one male player at any time.
Bare feet, spikes and footwear with screw-in studs are not permitted. Players are not to wear any item of jewellery or watches that might be dangerous. Check also that fingernails are not sharp or too long.When playing in a competition, numbered shirts are required.
The team winning the toss shall receive possession of the ball, a choice of direction and choice of substitution box.The team that loses the toss shall recommence play after the half-time break.The Referee shall supervise the toss carried out with the team captains.
Substitute players must remain in their sub-box.Teams may substitute any number of players at any time. Substitute players going on to the field during play may not leave the subbox until the player being replaced has enteredthe sub-box, except after a Try has been scored and the game hasn’t restarted yet, or in case of an injury.