1. All players should be born on or before:
  • 31 July 2000 for the U18 tournament  
  • 31 July 2002 for the U16 tournament.


  1. Each squad to comprise (up to) 12 players.


IRB Youth Laws apply with the following exceptions:

  1. The scrum to be formed by 3 players in the conventional front row formation.
  • All scrums on the instruction of the referee: (Crouch – Bind – Set)


  1. Duration of the games is 7 minutes each way.  There will be a 2 minute interval between halves.


  1. The lineouts will be:
  • All Lineouts will follow IRB law.


  1. Rolling substitutions allowed but this must be done through the Referee.


  1. Team Colours: if the Referee decides there is a colour clash, the team named first in the programme is obliged to change.


  1. The Winner will be the team with the most league points, 3 points – win, 1 point – draw.  If these are equal then the positions will be decided by:


    1. the team with the best points difference


    1. tries scored


    1. the result between the two teams concerned in their group match


    1. the toss of a coin


  1. The Tournament Director reserves the right to give the final judgement on the Competition Rules.


  1. In the event of a sending-off, the player is not allowed to play for the remainder of the Tournament.


  1. The team that scores will restart after a drop-kick conversion.


  1. In the event of a draw in the KO stage then;


(i) Most converted tries wins


(ii) First to have scored.