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Rules for the NRL Nines

RULES FOR THE INAUGURAL AUCKLAND NINES TOURNAMENT TO BE HELD AT EDEN PARK ON FEBRUARY 15-16:

* Two nine-minute halves

* 15 players per match with six interchange players on an unlimited basis

* Scrums consisting five players, with no more than four players in the backline at any time

* Scrums will only be packed after a double infringement

* A maximum of two players may be interchanged at any one time

* Five points for tries scored in the `bonus zone' under the posts

* Restarts taken by the scoring team

* Five minute sin-bin

* Tackle count of five tackles

* Extra-time matches to be decided by a golden try - in qualifying matches the golden try period is limited to five minutes, in the final stages matches it will continue until a try is scored
Rules for the NRL Nines
by AAP

RULES FOR THE INAUGURAL AUCKLAND NINES TOURNAMENT TO BE HELD AT EDEN PARK ON FEBRUARY 15-16:

* Two nine-minute halves

* 15 players per match with six interchange players on an unlimited basis

* Scrums consisting five players, with no more than four players in the backline at any time

* Scrums will only be packed after a double infringement

* A maximum of two players may be interchanged at any one time

* Five points for tries scored in the `bonus zone' under the posts

* Restarts taken by the scoring team

* Five minute sin-bin

* Tackle count of five tackles

* Extra-time matches to be decided by a golden try - in qualifying matches the golden try period is limited to five minutes, in the final stages matches it will continue until a try is scored.




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