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NSW Primary Schools Sports Association – Handbook

Section 6.13 – Rugby Union knockout competition – Girls 7’s

Divisions: Open Primary

Created 2020

6.13 Rugby Union – Girls 7’s

6.13.1 Refer to General Knockout Rules.

6.13.2 Rules and conditions

(a) All matches to be played under the current 10+ ARU Laws of Rugby 7’s as played in NSW including the following variations:

(i) Uncontested scrums. (No pushing). Where an infringement requires a scrum, the team feeding the scrum will be allowed to win the ball. The scrum half will progress no further than the tunnel.

(ii) Each team can have a squad of up to 12 players will field 7 a side as per 10+ ARU Laws.

(iii) No lifting in the lineouts.

(iv) Schools will ensure there is an observance of the ARU’s 2 year window law and will seek independent ARU dispensation for younger, talented students.

(v) Mouthguards must be worn in the following circumstances: all selection trials and games organised for Rugby Union by the schools, school’s sporting zone, association and/or state sporting association.

(b) Duration of play

(i) Matches shall be of fifteen (15) minutes in duration with each half seven (7) minutes in all preliminary rounds, semi-finals and grand finals. Dependent upon whether the game is part of the gala day structure or not.

(ii) No time off for injury will be allowed except in Final.

(iii) Replacements for injury will be allowed at any time during the matches.

(c) Drawn games

In the event of a tied score, with the exception of the Final

(i) The first scorer will be deemed the winner.

(ii) Where there is no score an extra two (2) minutes each way will be played with a coin toss to determine who kicks off.

(iii) If there is still no score, the team incurring the least number of penalties will be declared winners.

(iv) If penalties are equal the team which has the least number of forces in goal shall be declared winners.

(v) If forces in goal are equal, the winner shall be decided by the toss of a coin.

(vi) In finals if the score is tied, then joint winners will be declared.

(vii)  In the event of a scoreless draw in a Semi Final, an extra five (5) minutes one way will be played. If there is still no score after this 5 minutes, refer to (iii), (iv), and (v).

(d) Home school shall

(i) Provide the best half sized oval available correctly marked and flagged. (Refer to 7’s game diagram)

(ii) Provide a qualified, certificated referee (usually a NSWRU Development Officer) and two (2) touch judges.

(iii) Provide size 4 Rugby ball.

(e) Medals

Fourteen (14) medals will be awarded to the winning school team and Fourteen (14) medals to the runners-up on the day of the final including one (1) medal for each Team Coach and one (1) medal to each school.

Laws U12 (playing U11 pathway laws)
Player numbers 7
Playing area Half field
Playing time Varies – no more than 45 minutes per day
Ball size Size 4
Conversions Yes – not past 15m line – drop kick
Kick-off Drop kick
Restart after scrore Drop kick
Kicking Yes
Tackle Yes
Lineout 3 players
No lifting
Lineout receiver All options
Scrum 3 players
Not contested
Scrum half Not past the tunnel
When is lineout and scrum over? Ball out
PK + FK Tap, kick for touch, scrum
Opp 10m back