The size of the court much be large enough to accommodate two teams of players. This can be as small as a car park, but preferably not so big that to get to either side causes a marathon runner to get tired.
These two teams are separated evenly into Red Team and Blue Team.
The ball must be as large as a football (or larger) for recognition purposes, and preferably a bright orange/yellow to highlight the current Grif.
Two hula hoops/targets (preferably one red and one blue) should be placed at either end, with the objective being to get the ball into the enemy's hula hoop, by PLACING IT in. Throwing does not count, because no one scores a try in rugby by throwing it over the line.
The safety of any weapon is allowed to be tested by beating the owner with it.
This includes Paper swords (using no more than 10 double spread pieces of newspaper), foam swords, nerf swords, or, on hot days, water guns and water balloons. Please note that flour bombs are not recommended, nor is putting sticks inside paper swords for structure, we don't want hospitalisation taking place.
Swords can be no longer than 750 mm (30 inches).
If you are hit on a limb (legs or arms), that limb is rendered unable to be used, and you must hop (or fight one handed, or stand on your knees if you lose both legs, etc) Chest (or shoulders for assassination kills) are instant kill. Do NOT aim for the head, see hospitalisation reason above. If you lose a limb you are welcome to take your own life.
If you are killed, you fall over and are dead for three seconds, then you get up and have to run back to behind your team's hula hoop before you are allowed to start fighting again. If you are Grif, you spill the ball.
Throwing the ball is not allowed however you can spill the ball in a team mates general direction.
Please be aware that this is NOT a truly competitive game, everyone's here for a laugh, bonus candy may be providing for ridiculous charges in the face of certain death, appropriate RVB quotes and being sportsmanlike.
The game with last for the duration of 1 hour, or the first to score 5 points, whichever comes first, and at the conclusion, the winners are those who had fun.
At the end of the day the ref has final say and bribes of alcohol are always welcome.
See you on the court sports lovers, and Grif haters
Copied from the RVBNZ Facebook group for anyone who should want to play this with friends :)