RULES

Rules are based on EGOR Guidelines

AGE

All participants must be aged 35 and above!!!

For Platinum Category the minimal age is 50 years.

SCRUMS:

Scrums are uncontested, all forwards must remain bound until the ball has been cleared, scrum halves are not permitted to follow the ball around the scrum.

LINE OUTS:

All forwards must participate, lifting of jumpers is not permitted nor is a quick throw in allowed.

RUCKS:

‘Clearing’ out of players not in possession of the ball is not permitted.

KICKING:

Defending Players may kick the ball from within their 22; no other kicking is permitted other than start and restarts. Free Kicks and Penalty Kicks are exceptions.

There are no Kicks after a score!

RESTARTS:

Following a score the scoring Team shall restart by kicking to their opponents.

SUBSTITUTIONS:

Unlimited substitutions are allowed and Players may return to the field.

TIME:

Games shall be played over in once 15 minutes periods.

OTHER

Players must observe the offside rule, particularly that of remaining behind the hindmost foot at rucks, mauls and scrums; lineouts to a minimum of 10 metres.

Captains will be responsible for the behaviour of their players.

Participants cannot wear any metal/aluminium studs !

Only plastic, moulded or rubber ones are allowed !

 GOLDEN OLDIES TACKLING RESTRICTIONS updated according to WORLD GOLDEN OLDIES RUGBY FESTIVALS:

RESTRICTIONS:

All Players must observe the restrictions on tackling Players wearing coloured shorts i.e. red or gold.

RED SHORTS:

Not to be tackled to the ground or pushed off their feet.
Must be “claimed and held”.
Must pass to a player not in red or gold shorts.

GOLD SHORTS

Not to be tackled or touched.
May run with the ball for up to 15 metres before passing the ball.
Must pass to a player not in red or gold shorts.

9th OLD-PRAGUE HAM 2018 Organising Committee