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Beach rugby is a sport that is based on
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. There is no centralized regulation of the sport as in
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, but leagues are common across
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. The sport is particularly popular in
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, in the
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region and in
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. Casual games are played around the world using different sets of rules. However, organized leagues use a field that is only a fraction of the size of a standard rugby field, far fewer players on each team, shorter matches, and a simplified scoring system. Two popular tournaments in the United States are the 7s By The Sea tournament, held in Corpus Christi, Texas each summer, and The Beerfoot 7s tournament, played in Fort Myers Beach, Florida on the last weekend of July. The inaugural European Beach Five Rugby Championships was held in Moscow in 2017 and is being held there since then.


Rules


Field dimensions

The size of a beach rugby field depends on the decision of the league. The field is between 30–50 metres long and 20–35 metres wide, and the in-goals are 3–7 metres deep. There are no goalposts on the field, and the lines are usually marked with some sort of tape or rope.


Number of players

Depending on the league and the field size, either 4 or 7 players are allowed on the field for one team at once. Between 3 and 7 reserves are allowed, again, depending on the league. Substitutions are often done "on-the-fly," similar to
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.


The ball

A standard
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is used, but many leagues will use a size 4 ball instead of size 5, the size used in all levels of field rugby above youth. A rugby ball is oval-shaped and made of synthetic leather panels that have small dimples to enhance handling.


Scoring

Most leagues use a "one try, one point" scoring system, since there are no goalposts on the field. Occasionally, a sudden-death
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period is used to resolve matches drawn at the end of regulation, but not all leagues use this rule. One Italian league used a system where the in-goals were divided into five equal rectangles. A try scored from the outer rectangles was worth 3 points, from the central rectangle was 5 points, and from either of the two intermediate rectangles was worth 4 points. However, there is no evidence that this league still exists. The Ameland Beach Rugby Festival www.beachrugby.nl(The Netherlands) also uses this system.


Timing

Leagues use either two 5 or 7 minute halves (with a 1 or 3 minute interval for halftime) as the length of a single match.
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may be played if the league in question calls for it.


European Beach Five Rugby Championships


Men


Women


See also

* Touch rugby * Snow rugby *
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*
Rugby league Rugby league football, commonly known as just rugby league and sometimes football, footy, rugby or league, is a contact sport, full-contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular Rugby league playing field, field measur ...
* Beach handball *
Beach soccer Beach soccer, also known as beach football, sand football or beasal, is a variant of association football played on a beach or some form of sand. Whilst football has been played informally on beaches, the introduction of ''beach soccer'' was an a ...
*
Beach volleyball Beach volleyball is a team sport played by two teams of two or more players on a sand court divided by a net. Similar to indoor volleyball, the objective of the game is to send the ball over the net and to ground it on the opponent's side of the ...


External links


This is SUPER BEACH5's RUGBY - 5-at-side, contact beachfives rugbyE.B.R.A. - European Beach Rugby Association
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