Social 10s (Mens, Veterans & Ladies)
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- All Mens and Ladies Social 10 U35 Teams must report to the Tournament Referees Control point by 9.15am on the day. Please contact James Clarke, Event Tournament Director (07964 114215)
- All Veterans Mens Teams must report to the Tournament Referees Control Point by Noon on the day.
- Squad Sheets must be given to the Tournament Organisers when the Teams’ register on the day. A Team Manager must be named on the Squad Sheet – that person will represent the Team during the Tournament and be available to liaise with the organisers as required.
- A team will consist of 10 players and up to 10 substitutes. Up to 5 substitutes may be used in any given match. Once a player is substituted he/she may not return to the match.
- Mens and Ladies Social 10s Matches start at 10:00am on the day and will conclude by 6pm. English RFU Laws will be adhered to unless stated below
- The Veterans tournament starts at 1.45pm on the day and will conclude by 6pm.
- Unless the Tournament Organiser believes that there is sufficient reason – any team more than 10 minutes late for the announced kick-off time will forfeit a match to the opposing team – who will be awarded a 10-0 win.
- The duration of each match will be a maximum of 14 minutes with a 2 minute break for half-time. The Finals of the Cup competitions will be 20 minutes with a 2 minute break for half-time.
- Scrums will consist of five players – Front Row and Second Row.
- The ball is deemed to be in the scrum whilst in the control of either Second Row. The opposing scrum-half may advance beyond the tunnel whilst the ball is in the scrum as per normal IRB rules.
- Any player receiving a ‘Red Card’ and consequently sent off will take no further part in the Tournament. A yellow card will see a player in the sin bin for 3 minutes.
- Minimum of 2 players, maximum of 5 players per team in a lineout.
- For pool stage games, 3 points will be awarded for a win, 2 point for a draw and 1 for a loss. In the event of equal pool points, positions will be decided by points difference (points scored less points against), followed by tries scored, conversions, penalties or drop goals.
- In the event of any semi-final or final being level on scores at full-time, the teams will change ends and continue to play on until one team scores and thereby wins the match. Until a team scores, ends will be changed every 10 minutes.
- In the event of a dispute the Tournament Director James Clarke will be the final judge.