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Rugby - Rules

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At the 15th Asian Games, Rugby Sevens matches will consist of two halves of seven minutes with a break of one minute between each half.

Teams earn 5 points for a try, 2 for a conversion and 3 for a penalty kick.

Teams will be allowed to field seven players, with three substitutes allowed during each match. Eight teams will be divided into two groups in accordance with the International Rugby Board (IRB) and the Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU).

Teams will play each other once, with the top two teams from each group making the semi-finals. Teams receive 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and zero points for a loss.

In the medals matches, if a draw occurs extra time will be played until a winner is determined. The first team to score points in the two 5-minute extra time periods will be declared the winner.

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