Duration of Matches
The duration of all pool matches will be 12 minutes each half with an instant change of ends at half time. No injury time will be added per match. The ground manager shall be responsible for keeping time.
Laws of the tournament
The tournament will be conducted under the “Laws of the Game of Rugby Football” as framed by the International Rugby Football Board and adopted by the Australian Rugby Union (with variations for Under 19 Rugby) and the following amendments.
Unlimited interchange of players is permitted. Entry onto the field is to be via the referee.
Amendment to Law 20 (4) shall read "five players from each team shall be required to form a scrum."
§ Each scrum shall consist of three players in the front row and two players in the second row.
§ The second row players must be bound together with both shoulders in contact with the front row (ie: three – two formation).
Amendment to Law 19 (4) shall read; 5 man line outs (must have 5 in all line outs) with lifting permitted in the 13’s and 14’s age group only. 10’s, 11’s, 12’s no lifting
All restarts of games and kicks at goal are to be ‘drop kicks’ (a player is permitted 30 seconds for his conversion attempt). Conversions for 10’s, 11’s & 12’s from maximum 15 m line
Powers of the Tournament Director
The Tournament Director or Nominee shall have the power to deal with minor complaints and disputes relating to the administration and management of the Tournament. The decisions of the Tournament Director or Nominees on these matters shall be final.
Failure to abide by such decision may lead to exclusion from the tournament, for either any individual or participating team.
Code of Ethics (Championships) and ARU Code of Conduct
All participants in attendance at the Championships are bound by both the Code of Ethics and Conduct (Championships) and ARU Code of Conduct. (Refer Appendix 10 & 11). Any participant to be found in breach of these Codes will not be permitted to play again until the matter has been dealt with either by the Tournament Director or by the Judiciary Committee.