To be eligible to compete in the Championship, all players MUST be:
IRB Laws of the Game
All matches shall be played in accordance with IRB Laws of the Game of Rugby Union; including Australian U19 Law Variations (refer to Appendix 2 of Tournament Manual).
Duration of Matches
The duration of all matches will be 30-minutes each half with a 5-minute half time. A maximum 5 minutes injury time will be added per match (in the 2nd half only). The match referee shall be solely responsible for keeping time.
During the Championship, in the event of a match being drawn at the end of normal time, no extra time will be played. The result will be determined as outlined below.
Pool Points Calculation
Points will be awarded in the Pool matches (both Division 1 & 2) on the following basis:
Win 4 points
Draw 2 points
Loss 1 point for loss by 7 points or less
Loss 0 points for loss of more than 7 points
Bonus 1 point for 4 tries or more
The following proposed format is based on 12 competing teams, with 8 in Division 1 and 4 in Division 2.
Championship - Division 1
Eight (8) teams will compete in two pools (Pool A and Pool B), as determined by the ARU, and play round robin competition.