The basics

  • 6 players on each team.
  • The attacking side has 6 chances to score before the ball is turned over to the defensive team.
  • The attacking side must pass the ball backwards and scores by placing the ball over the try line.
  • To stop the attacking side, a defender has to touch the player with the ball. Once a touch has been made, the attacking team performs a ‘roll ball’ (placing the ball between their legs) and the entire defence must retreat 5m.
  • After 6 touches, or if the attacking team drops the ball at any point, the ball is turned over to the other team.