2. COMPETITION FORMAT
3. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
4. PLAYER ELIGIBILITY TO PLAY
5 GROUND AND HOSTING REQUIREMENTS
7. TEAM & PLAYER NUMBERS
8. GAME ON
9. CHANGE OF FIXTURE
11. TEAM SHEETS
12. SERIOUS INJURY REPORTING
13. COMPETITION POINTS, COMPETITION TABLES & DETERMINING WINNERS IN PLAYOFF AND FINALS MATCHES
14. DISCIPLINARY PROCESS
15. COMPETITION RULES BREACH PROCESS
16. MISCELLANEOUS COMPETITION RULES
16.1 REFEREE MATCH REPORTS
16.2 REFEREE INSPECTION
16.3 ALCOHOL & DRUG ABUSE
16.4 MATCH BALLS
16.5 CLASH OF JERSEY COLOUR
16.6 BLUE CARD CONCUSSION
16.7 NIGHT GAMES
16.8 LIGHTNING SAFETY
16.9 ABSENCE OF REFEREE
16.10 HAKA PROTOCOL
This competition rule book incorporates the various competition rules and handbooks from the all of the Baywide and sub union hand books that have existed in previous years. It standardises the way in which all of the competitions within the Bay of Plenty rugby region are administered and creates a one stop shop for all of those involved with either participating or administering those competitions.
World Rugby provides the laws by which the game is played.
New Zealand Rugby provides the national framework for which the game is played, including the provision of the domestic safety law variations to the law book, the policies that guide the age for which participants can play age grade rugby, the dispensations policy and the disciplinary process.
Bay of Plenty Rugby provides the framework on how the law book and domestic safety law variations are implemented as well as the mechanisms for matters such as participant eligibility, registration, dispensations, venue and event management, match day protocols, disciplinary, appeals, competitions rules.
The various competition committees design the competition formats, dispensation criteria, points tables, semi-finals and finals determination.
The format for any competition is determined by the committee responsible for the administration of that competition. Those committees and their competitions include:
2.1: Club Working Group: Baywide Senior Men, Baywide Senior Womens Competitions. Appendix “1”.
2.2: Western Bay of Plenty Rugby Sub Union: Western Bay Senior Local, Senior Reserves and Junior Competitions. Appendix “2”.
2.3: Central Bay of Plenty Rugby Sub Union: Central Bay Senior Local, Senior Reserves and Junior Competitions. Appendix “3”.
2.4: Eastern Bay of Plenty Rugby Sub Union: Eastern Bay Senior Local, Senior Reserves and Junior Competitions. Appendix “4”.
2.5: Bay of Plenty Rugby Secondary Schools: Secondary Schools Competitions. Appendix “5”.
2.6: Bay of Plenty Primary Schools Rugby Football Union: Tai Mitchell Competition. Appendix “6”.
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