Please note there is a minimum number of players required on the field to continue a game of football. If the number of players drop below these thresholds, then the game must cease. The only exception is where there are temporary absences- in mini/mod footy if a player is injured they have three minutes to return to the field, or if they are ‘replaced’ for the half/period due to misconduct. In international football, if a player is sin binned. In the Canberra Region Rugby League Competition rules these are:
- Mini (U6-U8) 6
- Mod (U9-U11) 8
- Mod (U12) 11
- Junior International (U13-16) 10
- Senior International (U18-A grade) 9
In the non-competitive age groups (U6-U9), only after a forfeit is declared, a friendly trial game can be played made up using players of one team side to make up shortages on the other team.