Div I II III Rules

DIVISION I, II, III

RUGBY TOURNAMENTS

 RULES OF THE TOURNAMENT

 

 

  1. The Main Tournament will ALWAYS be conducted on a 'Knock-Out' basis.
  2. The losers of the first MATCH would go into the Loser's Plate Tournament.
  3. The Loser's Plate Tournament will also be conducted on a 'Knock-Out' basis.
  4. All matches, except the Semi-Finals and Finals, will be played in 2 halves of 30 minutes each way with an interval of 5 minutes.
  5. The Semi-Finals and Finals, will be played in 2 halves of 40 minutes each way with an interval of 10 minutes.
  6. In all matches, including the final, where there is a draw at the end of full time ‘Sudden Death’ would be applied in the halves of not more than 10 minutes each way, till one team scores. The matches will end immediately after a team has scored.
  7. Team squad numbers shall not exceed 24 players with only 22 stripped for each match in accorance with IRB laws and Teams must ensure their players are ready 15 minutes before kick-off, for all matches.
  8. The IRFU shall appoint all match officials for all games including pool matches and the Semi-finals and Finals.
  9. 4 points to be awarded for each win.
  10. 2 points will be awarded for a draw.
  11. 1 point will be awarded to the losing team, for a loss within 7 points or less of the     team that wins.
  12.  NO points to be awarded to the losing team for a loss of more than 7 points.
  13.  1 bonus point will be awarded to ANY team that scores 4 tries or more in a game.
  14.  A disciplinary committee comprising of 3 members would rule on any untoward incidents related to matches in accordance with the IRFU judicial process policy. All such decisions will be final and binding on all teams participating in the tournament. (refer to IRFU Judicial process policy)
  15. All matters / disputes relating to the tournament would be at the sole discretion of the tournament committee and their decision will be binding.
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