Divisions & Tournament Rules

The following sections must be read and understood by all participating Teams and Members prior to participating in Bloodfest 7s. If you require additional information or assistance, please email info@bloodfest7s.com

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Bloodfest7s was designed as a "fun for all" tournament with divisions ranging from premier teams to non-traditional 7s players. Today, some of the top teams in the country travel to Austin every summer to compete in Blooddfest 7s, but we still haven't lost our initial vision. Bloodfest7s continues the Austin Huns' big tent philosophy which invites everyone regardless of size, ability, or knowledge to come enjoy the sport of rugby. 

View the playing regulations for each division on the drop down topics below. 

Premier and Open Divisions

Both Premier and Open divisions are subject to World Rugby 7s Laws including roster policies and regulations as well as substitution laws. 

***As of June 2024 Bloodfest Tournament Director is issuing an additional tournament rule for Premier and Open divisions. Clubs with more than one team in a division may not meet in a playoff round unless it is the final game. This is to encourage fair competition in quarter and semi final games and has been endorsed by TRU 7s Commissioner. If a club has two teams make it to the final, then good on them. They can decide which team forfeits or chose to play the game.

Social Divisions

Our social divisions goes a bit more relaxed on substitutes and rosters but frequently features some of our best kit designs in the tournament. Many college and non-competitive clubs choose our social division to come out and enjoy the experience of Bloodfest without having to take it too seriously. 

Super Social Division

Super Social is the heart of Bloodfest 7s and has been one of our most popular divisions to watch based on the on and off field antics. Special 7s players deserve special law variations, which are listed below. Of course, interpretation, and addition, is always up to the referee. 

High School and Middle School Divisions

High school divisions are the most important divisions at Bloodfest 7s. This is the future of our great sport. High school brackets are growing every year. 

Eligibility rules for players will be based on USA Rugby High School Competition Rules and Eligibility. Here are the main eligibility criteria for these divisions. 

Bloodfest 7s is proud to be a sanctioned event of USA Rugby. All competing teams must adhere to the policies as stated by USA Rugby and the Texas Rugby Union. For more information visit https://www.usa.rugby/club/.

Tournament & Facility Rules  



Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated by players, coaches, or spectators.

Referee abuse will not be tolerated by players, coaches, or spectators. 

Offending parties may be removed from the facility at the discretion of tournament hosts.

USAR Event Membership Option

ALL PLAYERS MUST BE CURRENT MEMBERS OF USA RUGBY TO PARTICIPATE. Membership allows for insurance coverage and lets us have this awesome event without risking huge liability. Need a membership just for the event? Check out these instructions. If you need help contact USA Rugby Membership. 

Part 1: Set up your RX profile (some of you may have already done this)

Part 2: Register as Senior Player (Weekly Membership)