NSW COMBINED HIGH SCHOOLS SPORTS ASSOCIATION

NORTH WESTERN METROPOLITAN

 HIGH SCHOOLS SPORTS ASSOCIATION

 

RUGBY

 

1)    Player Substitution

A player may be substituted at any time during a game as long as the ball is dead (not at penalties). The substitutions are limited to 12 during the entire match.

A substitute should not have played in a lower grade (should be a fresh player). If due to player shortage a player who has played a lower grade on that day is required that player may only replace an injured player and the injured player may not return to the field again during the game (exception any blood injury)

 

2)    Uncontested scrums

If a team cannot field a scrum with suitably trained players at the start of a game because they are not available they must play 1 short for the duration of the game,

If a team cannot field a scrum with suitably trained players during a game because a player in one of the front five positions has been injured or has been sent off for Foul Play and no suitably trained replacement is available, then the referee must order uncontested scrums. A substitute cannot take place in the front five if there is no suitable replacement available in those positions.In an uncontested scrum, the teams do not compete for the ball. The team putting in the ball must win it. Neither team is allowed to push the other team away from the mark.

 

3)    Duration of play (Competition round games and semi finals)

1st Grade-30mins/way with 5 min ½ time)-no time off for injuries

2nd/15s-27mins/way with 3 min ½ time)-no time off for injuries

14s/13s-25mins/way with 5 min ½ time)-no time off for injuries

(Grand Finals)

1st Grade-30mins/way with 5 min ½ time)-time off for stoppages in last 5 minutes of game to a maximum of 5 minutes. In event of draw 5 minutes extra each way plus up to 5 minutes stoppage time. If still a draw joint premiers.

2nd/15s-30mins/way with 5 min ½ time)- time off for stoppages in last 5 minutes of game to a maximum of 5 minutes. In event of draw 5 minutes extra each way plus up to 5 minutes stoppage time. If still a draw joint premiers.

14s/13s-25mins/way with 5 min ½ time)- time off for stoppages in last 5 minutes of game to a maximum of 5 minutes. In event of draw 5 minutes extra each way plus up to 5 minutes stoppage time. If still a draw joint premiers.

 

 4) Player Weights and Team numbers

 

There are no weight restrictions for the 2018 season



* Team numbers (2018 season)

 

- Ashfield 15s = matches will be 12-a-side if they have 13+ players or 10-a-side if they have 12 or less players.

- Normanhurst 13s = 10-a-side

- All other teams are entered as 15-a-side teams.




 

5)    Any rules not covered herein shall be as per the current Australian Rugby Laws of the game with U19 Variations.

 

6)    Rugby 10's Rules

 

 

7)    Laws of the game can be found at

http://www.irb.com/lawregulations/laws/index.html


Wet weather cancellations or venue changes:

 

** It is the responsibility of the home team's Sports Organiser to call the referees contact asap if there is a cancelled match or a late change of venue on a Wednesday.

 

2018 Referees contact: Tom Chadwick  0468 396 308  (NSWRU)