NRL Auckland Nine Rules
There are a number of rule variations that will be implemented to ensure the games are much faster and ensure fewer delays and stoppages.
The major Rule changes that differ from regular NRL games are:
Two nine minute halves with a two minute half time period.
Nine players a side with six unlimited interchange players.
Scrums will only form after a double knock on, with attacking teams to elect which side to feed the ball.
No video referee, with one on-field referee.
Five minute golden try period in qualifying rounds with a draw to be deemed if there is no result, while unlimited golden try for the finals.
A tap restart will take place after a 40/20.
Five points for a try scored in the bonus zone under the posts, with two point drop kick conversion attempts.
The scoring team will have a dropkick off to restart play.
Five minute sin bins.
Five tackles in a set.