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Footy 9s can be played on any Rugby field, and uses existing goals, field markings and scoreboard settings. No changes are needed to convert venues designed for Rugby – all you need is a footy!

The Basics

  • Each team consists of 9 players – 3 forwards, 3 midfielders and 3 backs.
  • The game starts with a jump ball in the middle of the field.
  • The midfielders start in the middle of the field, whilst the forwards and backs start behind the 22m line.
  • The object is to score more goals than the opposing team.
  • A goal is scored when the ball is kicked through the posts. There are no behind posts.
  • If the ball hits any part of the post and continues through the goals, it is a goal.
  • If the ball hits any part of the post and comes back into the field of play, it is play on.
  • The ball is moved around the field by either a kick (out of the hands) or handball.
  • No kicking off the ground is permitted.
  • Players can go anywhere on the field and there is no off-side rule.

Footy 9s rugby field