New Tag Laws 2014
Tuesday 1 April 2014 02:13
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Here is a summary of the Tag Laws, which will be implemented in 2014:
  1. Laws for Social Tag 
  2. Laws for Representative Tag 
  3. Differences between Social & Elite

1. Basic Laws for Social Tag
(Mixed Social Leagues in Dublin, Limerick & Kildare)

  • 7 players on the pitch
  • To play a mixed game, you must have at least 5 players, of which 1 must be female (NEW)
  • Squads of up to 14 players allowed (NEW)
  • Scoring:
    • Boy try = 1pt
    • Girls try = 3pts
  • Bonus Box (5m x 5m) introduced in middle of try line - see diagram below (NEW)
    • 1 bonus point for tries scored within Bonus Box
      • Boys Try within Bonus Box = 2pts
      • Girls Try within Bonus Box = 4pts
  • Diving:
    • Players are allowed to dive for tries (NEW)
      • Ball must be placed on ground first before elbows or knees. 
      • No swallow dives. 
      • No deliberate contact. 
      • Referees will disallow diving if they feel it is dangerous
    • A defending player can dive on the ball to secure possession (NEW)
    • An attacking player can only dive on the ball to score a try (NEW)
  • Kicking:
    • You can fly-hack the ball at any stage of a match (NEW)
    • You do not need any tags on to kick the ball from the ground (NEW)
  • Female only kick off at re-starts
  • Allow Accelerate-Her rule
    • 4 girls on pitch = 4 points per Girl Try
    • 5 girls on pitch = 5 point per Girl Try and so on...
  • MVP Male & Female for each venue (NEW)
    • Nominated by opposing captains after every match
    • Referee records nomination on Scorecard
    • Venue Manager tracks scores and announces MVPs at end of Season
    • MVP Nominations also form basis for Rep Tag selection
2. Basic Laws for Representative Tag
(Cork, Galway, Premiership, Women's & Men's SuperLeague & Rep Tag / Test Matches)
  • All players using these laws are eligible for Representative Tag
  • 8 players on the pitch (NEW)
    • In Cork, it will remain 7 players a side with maximum of 4 guys
  • At least 4 must be female (NEW)
  • Squads of up to 16 players allowed (NEW)
  • Scoring:
    • Boy try = 1pt
    • Girls try = 2pts (NEW) 
  • Bonus Box (5m x 5m) introduced in middle of try line - see diagram below (NEW)
    • 1 bonus point for tries scored within Bonus Box
      • Boys Try within Bonus Box = 2pts
      • Girls Try within Bonus Box = 3pts
  • 50-10 Kicking Law (NEW)
    • If inside own half, you can try to kick ball over touchline between try line and 10m marker
    • If ball bounces and goes out of play, your team regains possession on 10m line @ Tag 0
    • Ball must still be grubber kick (under Referee's shoulder height)
  • Diving:
    • Players are allowed to dive for tries (NEW)
      • Ball must be placed on ground first before elbows or knees. 
      • No swallow dives. 
      • No deliberate contact. 
      • Referees will disallow diving if they feel it is dangerous
    • A defending player can dive on the ball to secure possession (NEW)
    • An attacking player can only dive on the ball to score a try (NEW)
  • Kicking:
    • You can fly-hack the ball at any stage of a match (NEW)
    • You do not need any tags on to kick the ball from the ground (NEW)
  • Players are allowed to dive for tries (NEW)
    • Ball must be placed on ground first before elbows or knees. 
    • No swallow dives. 
    • No deliberate contact. 
    • Referees will disallow diving if they feel it is dangerous
  • Any player can is allowed kick off at re-starts (NEW)
  • No Accelerate-Her rule (NEW)
  • MVP Male & Female for each venue (NEW)
    • Nominated by opposing captains after every match
    • Referee records nomination on Scorecard
    • Venue Manager tracks scores and announces MVPs at end of Season
    • MVP Nominations also form basis for Rep Tag selection
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3. Differences between Social & Rep Tag Laws
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  Social Tag  Rep Tag 
# Players on Pitch? 7 8
Min # Females on Pitch? 3 4
# Players on Squad? 14 16
Points for Female Try? 3 2
Bonus Box Points - Male? 2 2
Bonus Box Points - Female? 4 3
Who Can Kick Off / Restart?             Female Only           Male or Female     
Accelerate-HER? Yes No
50-10 Kicking Law? No Yes
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NEW TAG PITCH LAYOUT
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