World Rugby Laws 2017

Laws of the Game Rugby Union

The object of the Game is that two teams of fifteen or seven players each, observing fair play according to the Laws and sporting spirit, should by carrying, passing, kicking and grounding the ball, score as many points as possible, the team scoring the greater number of points being the winner of the match.

The Laws of the Game, including the standard set of variations for Under 19 Rugby and Sevens Rugby, are complete and contain all that is necessary to enable the Game to be played correctly and fairly.

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The full Laws of the Game are available here.

Keep Rugby Clean

Find out about doping in Rugby and understand the importance of staying clean.


Doping Control Procedures

Doping Control plays an essential part in promoting and protecting doping free Rugby. Testing worldwide is conducted in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code and applicable International Standards. Testing may take place at anytime, anywhere.

Publication of 2017 list of Prohibited Substances and Methods by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

Keep Rugby onside

Through this web site you can undertake an educational programme which will teach you all you need to know to stay onside with World Rugby Wagering Regulations.