The team. A team at the beginning of the game, includes 15 players plus reserves players for replacements and / or substitutions

Replacement. The player who replaces a teammate injured.

Substituted. The player who replaces a team mate for tactical reasons.

1. MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PLAYERS ON THE PLAYING AREA

Maximum: each team is not allowed to have in the playing surface more than 15 players.

2. TEAM PLAYERS WITH MORE THAN THE PERMITTED NUMBER

Objection: at any time before or during the game, a team can make an objection to the referee about the number of players from the opposing team. When the judge finds that a team has more players will ask the team captain to reduce the number of players properly. The score at the time of the objection remains unchanged.

3. When there are fewer than 15 players

Federation may authorize the conduct of games with less than 15 players in a team. In this situation shall apply all aspects of the specification that each team must have at all times at least 5 players in the scrum.

Exception: matches between teams of seven constitute an exception. These games will be held under the rules for rugby in 7.

4. DESIGNATED PLAYERS FOR REPLACEMENT / SUBSTITUTES

A federation can nominate for international games to 7 players for replacements / substitutes. For other games that are under the jurisdiction of a federation decides how many replacements / substitutes may be made.

5. Coached and appropriate experienced players to play in front line

(a) The table below shows the number of players experienced and properly trained to play in the first line, depending on the number of players used.

No. the players
Number of players experienced and properly trained

15 or less
3 players who can play the first line
16, 17 or 18
4 players who can play
19, 20, 21 or 22
5 players who can play in the first line

(b) Each player or potential first-line replacement must be experienced and properly trained.

(c) The substitute of a front-line ancestors can come from properly trained and experienced players, who started the game or their nominated substitutes.

(d) If a team shows 22 players, it must be at least 6 players able to play in the first line can so there is the possibility of replacing the pole on the open drawer and pole on the dark.

(e) If a team presents more than 22 players, it must be at least 6 players able to play in the line I can so there is the possibility of replacing the pole on the open drawer and pole on the closed . It also must have 3 players who can play in line II.

6. Remove foul play
A player off for foul play cannot be replaced or substituted.