CONTACT

FOR FURTHER TOURNAMENT ENQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT US AT:

The Law Society Rugby Club

lawsocietyrugby7s@yahoo.co.uk

07889 641 939

RUGBY  RULES OF PLAY

1. Registration
One representative of each competing team must report to Registration in the Richmond clubhouse at least 30 minutes before the start of their team’s first match in order to receive their captain’s welcome pack containing their competition’s schedule and rugby balls provided by Brockwell Capital.

 

2. Tournament Format

Pool Matches

  •  Twenty eight teams will compete in two separate pool format tournaments, the Cup (which will include our eight serious rugby teams) and Plate (with the remaining twenty social teams).

  • Four points for a win, two points for a draw. A bonus point will be awarded to a team scoring four or more tries and to a team losing by seven points or less.

 

Cup
Teams from each pool will enter the quarter-finals, with the first placed team in Pool A, playing the last placed team in Pool B, and vice-versa. 

 

Plate
The five pool winners and three best-placed runners-up will qualify for the Plate quarter-finals:

 

  • The pool winners will be the team, with the highest number of match points in each pool. The best-placed runners-up will be the team with the next highest number of match points out of the five teams that finish second in their respective pools. For the quarter-finals, the pool winners will be ranked 1 to 5 and the best-placed runners-up ranked 6 to 8 by reference to the number of match points earned.

  • If two teams in the same pool are equal on match points at the end of the pool stage, their ranking will be determined by the results of the match played between the relevant teams. If ranking remains unresolved qualification/ranking will be determined based on the best aggregate points difference from the pool stage. Should the teams still be equal the outcome will be decided by a coin toss.

- The next best placed eight teams (by points gained) will qualify for the Bowl quarter-finals.
- The 4 bottom ranked sides will be knocked out of the tournament at this stage.

 

3. Playing Rules 

  • Squads can include up to 10 named players, but only 7 players can be on the field of play at any time. 

  • Rolling substitutions may be used throughout.

  • Seven minute halves will be played throughout the tournament. A minute will be allowed for half-time change of ends. 

  • If scores are level after regular time in a knock-out match, teams compete in a period of 5 minutes of “golden try” extra time. Should there be no score in this extra time period the winner will be decided by a best of 3 drop goal competition (from in front of the posts on the 22) followed by sudden death if the teams remain level.

 

4. Player Information

  • Players are reminded that it is entirely their individual responsibility to insure themselves adequately against personal and third party injury, including all financial loss resulting directly or indirectly from such injury. 

  • At its sole discretion, the organising committee reserves the right to disqualify any team that fields a player who is not currently in full-time employment, or a partner of a firm he is representing.
     

NETBALL  RULES OF PLAY

1. Registration

 

One representative of each competing team must report to Team Registration (at the netball hub) at least 30 minutes before the start of their team’s first match in order to:

  • receive their captain’s welcome pack containing their competition’s schedule and rugby balls provided by Brockwell Capital.

 

2. Tournament Format

  • Thirty-two teams will compete in a pool format tournament, with the results of the matches deciding pool places.

  • Two points for a win, one for a draw.

 

The eight pool winners will qualify for the Cup quarter-finals:

  • The pool winners will be the firm with the highest number of match points in each pool.

  • If two firms in the same pool are equal on match points at the end of the pool stage, their ranking will be determined by the results of the match played between the relevant firms. If ranking remains unresolved qualification/ranking will be determined based on the best aggregate point’s difference from the pool stage.

  • The runners up from each pool will qualify for the Plate quarter-finals.

  • The third placed team from each pool will qualify for the Bowl quarter-finals.

  • The 8 bottom ranked sides will be knocked out of the tournament at this stage.

 

3. Player Rules

  • Squads can include up to 10 named players, but only 7 players can be on court at any time. 

  • Rolling substitutions apply throughout.

  • 7 minute halves will be played throughout the tournament. A minute will be allowed for half-time change of ends. 

 

4. Player Information

  • Players are reminded that it is entirely their individual responsibility to insure themselves adequately against personal and third party injury, including all financial loss resulting directly or indirectly from such injury. 

  • At its sole discretion, the organising committee reserves the right to disqualify any team that plays a player who is not currently in full-time employment, or a partner of a firm she is representing.