Topics: NRL, Rugby League

Nines teams analyse rulebook

By Tamati Tiananga

The rules have been distributed for the Nines competition, each team are now are going over them and preparing their own game plan for the competitions set to start at Eden Park tomorrow.

Manly playmaker, Daly Cherry-Evans has studied the Nines rules book.  

The main rules all teams need to familiarise themselves with is each match shall consist of two equal halves of nine minutes.

A total of six interchange players may be used, a maximum of two players may interchange at any one time, Mitchell Pearce says for the Roosters defence will be the key.

A five-point try and 'golden try' in extra time are two of the standout rules for the players, a rule that even excites Sharks prop, Paul Gallen.  

All scrums shall be formed with a maximum of five players from each team.