The Laws of the Game

A brief overview of the important rules and regulations relating to the Hottest 7s in the World tournament are detailed below.


  • Teams have 7 players.
  • A match is divided into 2 halves of not more than 7 minutes of playing time.
  • Finals will consist of 7 minute halves.
  • A try is worth 5 points.
  • A conversion is worth 2 points and penalty goal is 3 points.
  • Penalty, Conversion, Kick-offs and Restarts must be a drop kick. Free kicks may be tapped.
  • Scrums are formed with 3 players from each team, bound together in one row.
  • Line outs are formed to return the ball to play after it has gone out of bounds with 2 - 3 players from each team in single file.