Get down to the Crofts, Wednesday 27th October for the first ever "Walking Rugby" match.
Old Leamingtonians v Leamington RFC
Date: Wednesday 27th October
OLS Walking Rugby Training Time: Wednesday 6.45 - 8pm
What you need to know:
No running – walking determined by one foot on the ground at any time when in motion
No contact – similar to ‘touch rugby’ rules – two hands on shorts is all the contact made which qualifies as a tackle.
No Mauls or Rucks or Lineouts
Scrummaging – max 3 players per team stood in upright standing position and non-contested.
Passing backwards or lateral – offside rules apply
A try requires no bending – you walk across the try line ball in hand.
HERE ARE THE MAIN WALKING RUGBY RULES RFU
• The game is split into four 5 minute (or longer by agreement) quarters, 2 minute breaks for rehydration between each
• Up to 7 players a side, with rolling substitutes
• Players must not run or jog while the game is in action
• The ball must be passed backwards or transverse (not forward)
• A try is scored by carrying the ball with both feet over the try line
• Knock-on if the ball is knocked forward and hits another player or the ground, deliberate knock on is a penalty
• Turnover if the ball hits the ground going backwards
• Tackle is a two-handed touch to the ball carrier (shoulders down to shorts, including arms)
• Tackled player must pass the ball, within one pace from the spot they were tackled, without delay
• Defence must not interfere with the first pass following a tackle
• Ball in touch the other side re-start with a pass from the point where the ball crossed the touch line
• Turnover, penalty or other in-field re-start: the player re-starting must tap the ball with foot or knee and may then walk or pass, on-side defenders may advance
• Uncontested two-person scrums for knock on/forward pass with 6 or more players a side