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Touch Rugby 2014

   Oxford Touch rugby

 

OXFORD TOUCH RUGBY

 

FRIDAY NIGHTS FROM THE 17th OCTOBER UNTIL 19TH DECEMBER.

PRIZE GIVING ON THE 19TH DEC AFTER THE LAST GAMES.

PRIZES FOR BEST ADULT TEAM T-SHIRTS.

PRIZES FOR BEST PLAYER AND SPRORT PERSON 1 EACH PER TEAM

KIDS REGISTER INDIVIDUALLY AND ARE THEN PLACED INTO TEAMS.

KIDS GET A T-SHIRT AND 1 TEAM EACH NIGHT GETS PRIZES.

ADULTS NEED TO ORGNISE THERE OWN TEAMS AND REGESTER.

REGISTRATION IS THE 18TH OF SEPTEMBER FROM 3.00PM UNTIL 6.00PM.@ OXFORD RUGBY CLUB ROOMS.

SUBS

KIDS $10 (WITH FREE TEAM T-SHIRT)

ADULTS TEAMS $120

BAR OPEN EVERY NIGHT

IF YOU NEED ANY MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE PH KATHRYN ON 3123563/ 0211836694 OR EMAIL This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 
Touch Rugby Rules

GENERAL

Games are 20 minutes each way, with a one minute half time break.
Teams may have a minimum of four and a maximum of six players on the field, with unlimited substitutions. Maximum of twelve players per team.
Teams are mixed: Must have at least two people of each gender on the field at all times
An all female’s side will gain only one point per try.
Players must be 12 years or over.
No watches or other jewellery to be worn during play.
Appropriate footwear must be worn at all times. No metal studs and no bare feet or jandels.

SCORING

A touchdown will be awarded when a player places the ball on or over the score line prior to being touched.
A touch down will be worth one point for males and two points for females. The Dummy Half is not permitted to score touchdowns.

SUBSTITUTIONS

Teams may inter change players at any time.
Players coming on to the field may not do so until the player being replaced has come off.
Substitutions must only be made from the halfway line.

POSSESSION OF THE BALL
A change of possession shall occur when:
a) The ball goes to ground.
b) The Dummy Half is touched while in possession.
c) The Dummy Half places the ball in the touch down zone.
d) The 6th Touch occurs.
e) The player in possession steps on or over the boundary of the field of play.
f) A roll ball is performed incorrectly.
g) A tap is performed incorrectly.
h) At a change of possession play is restarted with a roll ball.

PASSING
A player may pass, knock, throw or otherwise deliver the ball to any onside player in the attacking team.
Passing forward is not permitted.
A knock on results in a turn-over.

THE TAP
The tap is taken by placing the ball on the ground on the mark, releasing the ball from both hands, tapping the ball with the foot a distance of not more than one metre and retrieving the ball cleanly.
Any player from the attacking team may take the tap.

THE PENALTY
When a player / team is penalised the non offending team shall restart play with a tap.
The tap is taken at the mark and the defending team must retire ten metres from the mark until the ball has been tapped.
Play restarts with a tap when the following infringements occur:

a) Forward pass.
b) Touch and pass.
c) Rollball performed off the mark.
d) Performing a rollball prior to a touch being made.
e) Defenders offside at the rollball (5 metres).
f) Defenders offside at the tap (10 metres).
g) Deliberately delaying play.
h) More than six players on the field.
i) Falsely claiming a touch.
j) Using more than the minimum force to make a touch.
k) Misconduct

ROLL BALL
A means of restarting play.
Players must perform the roll ball on the mark while facing their opponent’s defending score line and rolling the ball backwards between their legs a distance of not more that one metre.
No overstepping is allowed.
Players must not delay performing the roll ball.

THE TOUCH
Players from both teams are permitted to effect the touch.
A touch is contact with any part of the body, ball, clothing or hair.
A minimum of force is to be used at all times.
The team in possession is entitled to 6 touches.

TOUCH AND PASS
A player is not to pass the ball after a touch has been made.

THE DUMMY HALF
The dummy half is the person who picks up the ball after a team-mate has performed a roll ball.

OFFSIDE / ONSIDE
After a touch has been made all defending players must retire 5 metres from the mark.
Defenders cannot move forward until the dummy half has touched the ball.
In a 5 metre play, the defending team must go behind the score line.
Once the ball is in play the defending team must all move out from behind the line.

SIDELINE
If a player with the ball touches or crosses the sideline s/he is deemed to be out of play and a change of possession occurs.
Play restarts with a roll ball 5 metres in from where the player went out.
If a touch is made before the player goes out, the touch counts.

OBSTRUCTION
Players of the attacking team are not to obstruct defending players from attempting to effect a touch.
Defending players are not to obstruct / interfere with attacking players supporting the ball carrier.

MIXED TEAMS
A mixed team is made up of at least two people of each gender.

LATE TEAMS
A minimum of four team members must be present to start the game.
Late teams will be subject to a penalty of one touch down for every two minutes that the team is late, with a maximum of five penalty points which will signal abandonment of the game and the offending team recording a default.
In the case of a default the non offending team will be recorded as winning 5-0.

 


 
 
 

Welcome to the Oxford Rugby Football Club’s exciting new website.

The Oxford RFC has a proud history in North Canterbury, dating back to 1883.

The club has had many successes during this time, winning many pennants and cups and, in more recent times, last won the North Canterbury trophy in 2009 and 2012. The club recently celebrated its 125th Jubilee, which was a great occasion and people travelled from afar to join the festivities. We look forward to many more celebrations in the future.

The Oxford RFC has a strong senior division, with 2 teams competing in the current season. We are proud to offer players a meal after training on Thursday nights and we have an alternate training venue in Christchurch that we sometimes utilise. We are privileged to have a new coaching partnership in Hugh Taylor and player/coach Marcus Taylor.

The club also has a very strong JAB, with 15 teams competing in the current season, including both an Under 16 and Under 18 team which is the first time in several years we have been able to field sides in these grades. This is a huge positive for the Oxford club. The club provides players and visiting teams with a free morning tea, the players receive club merchandise to wear, as well as goodies for player/sportsperson of the day presentations for our non-competition grades. For this we thank our many sponsors, without which country rugby at Oxford would not survive.

So please take the time to browse through our website and come along and be part of the Oxford RFC community.

Regards,

Les Inch
President.

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