If you’re 35 or over then Masters Rugby League is the game for you! Masters is strictly a social version of the sport and the rules are slightly modified to cater for the older player. There are no winners, no champions and no cup finals. Masters is about is the spirit of the game. The most important rule is “everyone has to buy a drink for their opposite number.”
Rule Modifications: Just like the full version of the game Masters is 13 a-side, however rule modifications include:
White or black shorts: Players to tackle each other normally.
Red shorts: Players must be physically stopped and held. On defence, red short players must make a definite two handed hold on the attacker.
Gold shorts: Players to tackle or be tackled need to just touch, ie. No tackling.No more than two players allowed in any tackle and no fending/hand offs
Text and pictures from www.therfl.co.uk