Mini 2 Rules And Regulations

Ireland Only


Regulation Mini 2 Notes
Ball Size 3 Must be adhered to

Maximum time per half - 

single match

15 min

No injury or extra

time allowed

Maximum time per half - 

blitz days

7 min

No injury or extra

time allowed

Maximum time a squad/team 

is allowed to play per day/event

70 min

No injury or extra

time allowed

Minimum time allowed for

half time

1 min  

Maximum number of players

per team


Equal numbers on both

teams - emphasis on 

participation and enjoyment

Safety Zone between pitches 6 m Common sense prevails
Tackle Height Below waist

Swinging tackle/high tackle

to be penalised immediately

& player warned

Hand off Not allowed

Players should carry the ball

in two hands

Time allowed for rucks and mauls 5 sec

the 5 sec use it or lose it 

rule applies. This starts from the moment the ruck/maul is formed.

It is illegal to collapse a maul

Kicking  No  
Start Match Tap/Pass off

Pass off must be off the ground and 

after the referee's whistle

Method of scoring Try  
Lineout 3 man (non-contested) The 3 man to include the hooker
Scrum 3 man(non-contested)

Players must stay bound until the scrum is over

Penalties No quick tap penalties allowed

Penalties are with a tap/pass off

the ground after the whistle




  • All players stay bound until the ball emerges
  • Scrums are non-contested the team awarded the scrum get possession
  • Opposition scrum half behind his own scrum and can't follow the ball around
  • Scrum is over when the ball is in  the hands of the attacking scrum half
  • Scrum half must pass the ball - no break allowed
  • Back lines 5 m back from scrum
  • Scrums to be 10 m from touchline and 5 m from goal line


  • Lineout 2m from touchline
  • No contest
  • Lineout is over when the scrum half passes the ball
  • Both hookers to be at the front of the lineout and both scrum halves to be behind their forwards
  • Scrum half must pass the ball - no break allowed
  • Backlines 5m back from the lineout
  • Ball to be thrown straight into the lineout
  • No catch and drive allowed


Recommended pitch size for blitz days


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