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Rugby league nines
Highest "governing body "Rugby League International Federation
Nicknames Nines, Football, Footy, League
Characteristics
Contact "Full
Team members 15 (9 on field + 6 interchange)
"Mixed gender Single
Type Outdoor
Equipment "Football
Venue "Rugby league playing field

Rugby league nines (or simply nines) is a version of "rugby league football played with nine players on each side. The game is substantially the same as full rugby league, with some differences in "rules and shorter games. Nines is usually played in festivals, as its shorter game play allows for a tournament to be completed in a day or over a single weekend. It has become more popular than the similar "rugby league sevens (rugby league with seven players to a side), with many tournaments using nines to distinguish it from "rugby union sevens.

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Laws[edit]

The laws of the game are the same as "standard rugby league laws with the following exceptions.

Buderus blueprint[edit]

"Danny Buderus, an Australian rugby league player (currently playing for NRL team Newcastle Knights) has prepared a blueprint for a new rugby league nines format, with the intention of taking rugby league to a more global market,

NRL Auckland Nines[edit]

The major rule changes that differ from regular National Rugby League games are as follows:

Major nines festivals[edit]

Pacific[edit]

Australia[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

England[edit]

Philippines[edit]

Thailand - TRLA

Bangkok 9s - October Phuket 9s - October


United States

Ireland[edit]

Wales[edit]

Continental Europe[edit]

Historic[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Super League (2009-08-04). "Officials look forward to Carnegie Floodlit 9s". Super League. Archived from the original on 2011-12-17. Retrieved 2009-08-04. 

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