Northern Region – Representatives Rugby

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World Rugby Laws apply to this grade including New Zealand Domestic Law Variation Rules (law 3,4,9,20 and 21). Referees and Assistant Referees will be appointed either by the relevant Provincial Union REO or Referees Association.

ELIGIBILITY: All players must have played for and be registered to a Club in the province they are playing for. Only in the situation where both unions are in agreement can a player play for another province.

TEAM NUMBERS:The maximum number of players in each squad is 22. Up to seven substitutes may be made for any reasons. (Refer laws of the Game).

PLAYING TIME:The period of play shall be 40 minutes in each half with 5 minutes for half time.

MATCH POINTS:Match points are to be awarded as 4 for a Win, 2 for a Draw, 1 for a loss within 7 points and 1 bonus point for 4 tries or more.MATCH RESULTS: Notification of results must be faxed / emailed through to your Provincial Union by 9.00am on the Monday preceding the game. The Provincial Unions will then send onto Counties Manukau RFU who will collate results / points tables each week.

AFTERMATCH FUNCTIONS:There is no requirement for teams to present gifts after games.

ORDERING OFF & SIN BIN NOTIFICATION:Notification of all ordering offs and sin bins must be sent to the Counties Manukau Rugby Union,Fax 0800 478 429 attention Annette Tossell or email annette.tossell@steelers.co.nz See 5. below for procedure on Home Unions dealing with disciplinary proceedings.

BEHAVIOUR STANDARDS:Teams are reminded that they are ambassadors to the sport, and to their Union, respect and good behaviour at all times. Bad language will not be tolerated on or off the field from player’s coaches and managers.