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Sweden Rugby LeagueDate: 18/3/12

The 2013 rugby league season in Sweden will open with a 7's tournament hosted by Kungsbacka Rugby Club on the 23rd March. The 7's tournament will have an international flavour with teams from Denmark and Norway taking part.

Sweden Rugby LeagueDate: 18/3/12

The 2013 rugby league season in Sweden will open with a 7's tournament hosted by Kungsbacka Rugby Club on the 23rd March. The 7's tournament will have an international flavour with teams from Denmark and Norway taking part.

Teams taking part in the 7's tournament:

Kungsbacka (Sweden)
Borås (Sweden)
Spartacus (Sweden)
Skåne (Sweden)
Copenhagen (Denmark)
Fredrikstad Falcons (Norway)
Flekkefjörd Tigers (Norway)

A week later the regular rugby league season kicks off with Shåne taking on Copenhagen.

The Swedish have been hard at work with 3 more referees added to their refereeing ranks after completing a refereeing course in Oslo over the weekend. This now gives the Swedish 7 referees to cover the regular season games along with 7's and internationals.

The referees will be on hight alert come Saturday with the world famous shoulder charge also being placed on the banned list in Sweden. 

Confirmed regular fixtures for 2013 Swedish rugby league Pan Scandinavian Series are:

March 30th -  SkÃ¥ne v Copenhagen

April 6th - Copenhagen v Kungsbacka

April 13th - Kungsbacka v SkÃ¥ne

April 20th - Copenhagen v SkÃ¥ne

April 27th - SkÃ¥ne v Kungsbacka

May 4th - Kungsbacka v Copenhagen

Later in the year the Swedish will take on Denmark and Norway in the Viking Tri-Nations series. Dates and fixtures details are still to be confirmed.

Rules for Sweden Rugby League 7’s
(Saturday 23rd March 2013)

Sevens follows the rules of 13-a-side rugby league with exceptions. Each rugby league nation is at liberty to adopt a modified version of international rugby league rules for their own domestic competitions; as a result the rules of rugby league sevens can vary too.

Here is a short bullet list of the most significant changes
• Matches are played on a seven-a-side pitch that measures 70 * 45 meters
• Matches have two halves of seven minutes
• Unlimited substitutions are allowed from a squad totaling 12 players
• Smaller scrums formed from the three forwards on each team.
• All kicks for goal should be drop kicks
• After points have been scored a tap-kick restart is taken by the non-scoring side
• The tackle limit is reduced from 6 to 4 and no shoulder charging is permitted.

Further important information
Games will consist of two 7 minute halves up to and including the semi-finals with extra time played in the event of tie at the end normal time. The final is longer with two 10 minute halves.
A defending player is offside if he/she is less than 5m away from the play-the-ball (or, if the play-the-ball is inside his 5m line, closer to it than the try-line is) when the ball is played. At a scrum a defending player is also offside if he/she is less than 5m away from the base of the scrum.

 

   Match schedule for 7's tournament scheduled for the 23rd March 2013

Kick-off

Team 1

Team 2

Score

Game 1 11:00

Skåne Crusaders

 

Spartacus Reds

 

 

Game 3 11:40

Kungsbacka Broncos

 

Borås Ravens

 

 

Game 5 12:20

Borås Ravens

 

Skåne Crusaders

 

 

Game 6

12:40

Spartacus Reds

 

Kungsbacka Broncos

 

 

Game 8 13:20

Borås Ravens

 

Spartacus Reds

 

 

Game 9 13:40

Kungsbacka Broncos

 

Skåne Crusaders

 

 

 

Kick-off

Team 1

Team 2

Score

Game 2 11:20

Copenhagen Black Swans

 

Norway Vikings

 

 

Game 4 12:00

Northug Rugby League

 

Copenhagen Black Swans

 

 

Game 7 13:00

Norway Vikings

 

Northug Rugby League

 

 

 

Kick-off

 

Team 1

Team 2

Score

Game 10 14:00

Bowl (5 & 6 place play off)

 

 

 

Game 11 14:20

Plate (3 & 4 place play off)

 

 

 

Game 12 14:40

Cup final

 

 

 

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