New Zealand Domestic Law Variation Rules apply to this grade. Referees and Assistant Referees will be appointed by the relevant Provincial Union REO or Referees Association.
The maximum number of players in each squad for each game is 22. Up to seven substitutions may be made for any reasons. (Refer Laws of the Game).
PROOF OF AGE:
It is the responsibility of the Manger of each team to carry with him / her proof that all players in the team comply with the age limit. Please use the attached Age Verification Team Sheet template that will be used by all Northern Region Teams. Players must be Under 18 as of the 1st January, 2019.
The period of play shall be 35 minutes in each half with 5 minutes for half time.
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.
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.
There is no requirement for teams to present gifts after games.
Notification of all ordering offs and sin bins must be sent to the Counties Manukau Rugby Union,
See 5. below for procedure on Home Unions dealing with disciplinary proceedings.
Teams are reminded that they are ambassadors to the sport, and to their Union, respect and good behaviour should be maintained at all times. Bad language will not be tolerated on or off the field from player’s coaches and managers.
Under 18 Cross Over Finals Draw: Saturday, 21 September at Blake Park, Mt Maunganui