OS Rugby Day 2019

We are delighted to invite all Old Suttonians back to the School for the second annual OS Rugby Day. The event, on Saturday 9th November will feature a 'Gaining Ground' fixture between players from the School's 1st XV and Old Suttonians, followed by the 1st XV match against Cranbrook School and then a Rugby Dinner in Groves Hall.

 

EVENT DETAILS

The 'Gaining Ground' fixture, further details of which are included below, is due to start at 12.30pm, after which the OS will have the opportunity to stay on Stoney to watch the 1st XV fixture. Once that match is complete, we look forward to hosting all Old Suttonians and the current 1st XV for a Rugby Dinner at 4.00pm. If you would like to attend the Dinner, we would ask that you please complete the event booking form below. Please note that no registration is necessary to watch or play in the afternoon matches.

 

GAINING GROUND FIXTURE

Played across two ten-minute halves, the 'Gaining Ground' fixture is highly intensive and makes for an excellent spectacle. It tests positioning, speed, reading the game, fitness and one’s ability to catch and kick. The object is to push the opposition back into their half with astute kicking, to pin them down in their 22 and then kick for goal to win the game. The game's lack of physical contact also allows it to comply with the RFU’s guidelines on alumni versus pupil matches. Gaining Ground rules:

  • Played with no more than four-a-side and no substitutes are allowed during a game, except for injury.
  • The teams must change ends at half time and the game restarts immediately.
  • Kick-off and restarts are via a drop kick from the centre point.
  • Ball directly into touch from the Kick-off or restart: kick by the defending team from the halfway line.
  • Ball directly into touch from inside the attackers 22m line - kick to defending team 15 metres in from where ball crossed the touch line.
  • Ball directly into touch during play, when kicked from outside the attacker’s 22m line: kick to defending team from where the ball was kicked.
  • Ball into touch after bouncing in play and not touched by the defending team: kick to defending team 15 metres in from where the ball crossed the touch line.
  • Ball into touch after being touched by the defending team: kick to attacking team 15 metres in from where the ball crossed the touch line.
  • Ball crosses the try line and stops or is picked up in the in-goal area: drop-kick from the 22m line by the defending team.
  • Ball goes into touch-in-goal or crosses the dead-ball line: kick to defending team from where the attacker had kicked the ball.
  • Ball goes into touch-in-goal or crosses the dead-ball line after coming into contact with a defending player: drop-kick from the try line by the defending team. 
  • Knock-on: kick by defending team from where the knock-on occurred.
  • Ball caught on the full: catcher can take 12 paces forward from where he caught the ball before taking the kick.
  • No running with the ball in hand. Therefore if the ball is caught while running, the player must return to the spot where he caught the ball before kicking it.
  • No passing the ball, either by foot or by hand.
  • A defending player must not be within 10 metres of the player kicking the ball
  • The Off Side Rule applies: all players must be behind the player in their team who is taking the kick.
  • Scoring: 3 points for a drop goal; 1 point if punted above the cross bar and between the uprights.
  • Whenever possible the rules are those of the Rugby Football Union and the referee’s decision is final.
 

RUGBY DINNER BOOKING FORM

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Will Radford (Alumni Relations and Development Manager) - Contact Email

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