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Tournament

AquaRugby presents an Invitational knockout tournament showcasing elite teams from Australia's Shute Shield and Suburban Rugby leagues, alongside a diverse array of teams representing various cultural backgrounds.

Want to put your team forward to play in Aqua Rugby 2024? Send an email to Harrison Gould.

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teams

Teams

League Legends
Lindfield Rugby Club
Lloyd McDermott
Rugby Development Team
Manly Rugby Club
Northern Suburbs Rugby FC
Australian Army Old Leopards
Pig Athletic Rugby Club
Rugby WA
Singapore Rugby
Sydney University
Warratah Greats
Warringah Rugby Club
Terrigal Trojans
SSC Wolves

Teams

Exhibition Teams

The

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5 PLAYERS PER TEAM + 2 RESERVES

On an auxiliary pontoon ready to jump on as players crash & dive off the pitch. Players must be waved on by the ref.

10 MINUTE GAMES

5 minute halves & 2 minutes for half-time.

30m x 30m

Floating pitch

The X-Zone

Line markings 8m from each team’s tryline [known as the X Zone].
Tries are worth 7 points when attack has begun inside the team’s X Zone [5 points if not].
2 point dropkick conversions from behind the X Zone [in line with where the try was scored].

DIVE TIME

NFL-inspired touchdown rules for diving and scoring inside the corner posts.

KNOCK ONS & PENALTIES

Restarts are a simple tap kick leaving the players boot, into a player’s own hands

TRY SCORED OR CONCEDED

After conceding a try, teams tap kick restart from their X Zone line. The defending team restarts on their own X Zone line.

OFFISDE

5 metre offside line rule applies to rucks or maul play and from knock ons, penalties and lineout restarts. This is set by the referee

TRY SCORED OR CONCEDED

After conceding a try, teams tap kick restart from their X Zone line. The defending team restarts on their own X Zone line.

No kicking in general play, No scrums or lineouts.

Competitions to be announced

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competitions

To be announced for 2024.

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PARTNERS

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Shoreline

Come and watch the action for free with your family & friends on the Manly Shoreline, or join us at the Captain’s Run at a fully catered event with the players to launch the event.

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VIP PASSES

Want to step up your AQUA RUGBY Festival experience?

We have a range of all-inclusive VIP hospitality experiences on offer.
From floating on a super yacht for the day, to rubbing shoulders with the stars in the Players Pavilion.

Limited packages available, so snap one up swiftly for you & the crew!

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MATCH DAY INFO

Get to know the teams & fast-paced rules of Australia’s newest sporting sensation, Aqua Rugby

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VIP PASSES

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Immerse yourself in the ultimate celebration with clients and friends by securing your spot in a FULLY-CATERED VIP BOLLINGER CHAMPAGNE FLOATING CABANA. Alternatively, revel in the excitement of a day filled with THRILLING RUGBY, WORLD-CLASS DJ’S, and ICE-COLD DRINKS aboard the BETTER BEER & BUDGY SMUGGLER PARTY PONTOON.

This year’s extravaganza promises an international flair with invitational teams joining from overseas, along with teams representing every corner of Australia. Picture professional players diving into the water to score tries, engaging in full-contact tackles off the side – and you’ll be right there, witnessing the big splashes and even bigger hits!