Check out the

Aqua

Rugby

Tournament

With an exciting & diverse range of Men’s & Women’s teams invited to take place in the inaugural Aqua Rugby Festival, the stage is set for the most entertaining brand of fast-paced rugby, with specific AquaRugby rules created by our experts to capture all the best parts of rugby union - on a floating pitch!

Check out the

Aqua

Rugby

teams

Teams

Exhibition Teams

The

Aqua

Rugby

rules

6 PLAYERS PER TEAM + 3 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.