Social 10s (Mens, Veterans & Ladies)

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R4H_Social10s_600pxRugby4Heroes 2018 Mens & Ladies Tournament Laws Saturday 12th May 2018

  1. 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)
  2. All Veterans Mens Teams must report to the Tournament Referees Control Point by Noon on the day.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. The Veterans tournament starts at 1.45pm on the day and will conclude by 6pm.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Scrums will consist of five players – Front Row and Second Row.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Minimum of 2 players, maximum of 5 players per team in a lineout.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. In the event of a dispute the Tournament Director James Clarke will be the final judge.