What do you get when you combine the brutal action of a mixed martial arts fight, the speed and non-stop action of a hockey game and the big play excitement and team dynamic of pro football? You get a game that is just this side of legalized mayem! If you’ve every played or watched a game of “Tackle The Man With The Ball,” then you have a rough idea of what Arena Rugby entails. Now, just imagine it with 14 elite athletes, all with a wicked combination of size, speed and fearlessness. Put them all together in a relatively small, confined space with a minumum of rules, and you’re bound to see action like you’ve never seen before.
World Arena Rugby is played with seven men per side on a field 200 feet long and 85 feet wide. Points are scored by running the ball past the opposing teams goal line or kicking the ball through the goalposts.