bbc.co.uk
Home
TV
Radio
Talk
Where I Live
A-Z Index
BBC Sport Academy
GAMES CHAT PHOTOS QUIZ WIN
BBC Sport You are in: Rugby League: Rules: The basics  

Homepage
Rugby League
Rules
The basics
Players
Scoring
Laws
Scrums
Infringements
Offside
Referee signals
History



Latest Sports News
CBBC
Academy Parent

Get the newsletter
How long does a game last?
Around the Academy:

The clock's very umportant
A game of rugby league consists of two halves of 40 minutes, with injury time added on at the end of each half.

In between the two halves, there is a 10-minute break after which both teams change ends and attack the half they were defending.

A hooter or whistle will indicate the start and finish of the half.

Play is only allowed to continue after the whistle or hooter sounds if the ball is still in play.

The half will immediately end once a tackle is made or the ball goes out to touch.

However, time can be extended for a penalty kick or a kick at goal.

In that case, the half will end when the next ball goes of play or a tackle has been made.





^^ Back to top
© BBC Contact us | Help | About us Disclaimer
Football  |  Cricket  |  Tennis  |  Golf  |  Rugby Union  |  Rugby League  |  Athletics  |  Basketball  |  Swimming
Other Sport  |  In the Gym  |  Healthy Eating  |  Treatment Room  |  Your Blueprint  |  Learning Centre